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Old 15 October 2003, 15:50   #1
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Grease for prop

I'm going to play with different sized props at the weekend

I will re-grease the splines on the shaft, should I use any particular type of grease? I was considering using the same stuff that I have for the trailer wheel bearings which claims to be water resistant (although it's the same colour as ordinary grease).

Also, is the original prop likely to be a bugger to get off? If it is, any tips on techniques?
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As long as the grease is a multi-purpose waterproof grease it'll be fine.

With regard to getting the old prop off as long as the engine has been regulary serviced the shaft should be well greased anyway and just fall off . However sometimes they stick .

The best option is to use a block of wood and gently tap the back of the blades. Make sure you tap each blade and not just one as this may damage it. Once out far enough you can then get a screw driver behind itand lever it off.

One other thing is make sure the thrust washer does not stick to the back of the old prop. Its quite important!!
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KY could be good
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You may find that having a spare washer and split Pins's advantageous.
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cheers guys.

not so sure about the kyj though
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Don't forget different models of prop need different back and front washers for the same gearbox. This does not apply if you are using the exact model of prop in a different size though.
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Prop Change

Hi Richard,

Remember a Tourqe Wrench to set the right pressure, Bag to hold everything in; if you are changing them on the water. A block of wood is usefull to stop prop rotating when trying to undo it. Plenty of washers and split pins.

I hope to see you on the water on Saturday. Give me a call.

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