View Full Version : Cost to replace G.B. Lewis L10A-40

11-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Hi there,

A moving compmay "lost" my G.B. Lewis Co L10A-40 (Ser No. 4790) during a recent move from VA to FL. I understand values are difficult to determine and are based on condition, but can anyone point me in the right direction on a ballpark cost to replace this item? I have to file a claim with the moving company, and need to provide an estimated value of the item.

The prop was a gift, and I will ask my in-laws how much they paid, but it was purchased several years ago. A reciept isn't readily available.

Thank you for your assistance.

11-13-2012, 10:54 AM
I'd submit a claim based on its replacement value, i.e. a new propeller, which is almost certainly still available. An airworthy new prop is worth more than a display prop, but that puts the ball in their court to justify a lower value. The worst they can do is deny your claim and ask you to provide additional proof of value.

Go to this page (http://www.modernwoodenpropellers.com/GBLewis.htm), look up the number then write down a few of the aircraft that it was approved for and contact Wag Aero, Sensenich, Aircraft Spruce, or another seller to get a replacement price.