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Old 20 December 2008, 05:43   #11
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I got mine off with a hammer which isn't as drastic as it sounds!

On my outboard there is a small amount of fore-aft play in the shaft (along the line of the shaft) so what I did was take off the nut, pulled the prop out and held it as hard as I could and tap the end of the shaft (minding the threads!) with a small ball pein hammer until it unstuck. Doing it like this avoids putting the hammering impacts through the bearings, gearbox etc. which I'd guess isn't a good thing.

I put some grease on the splines when I refitted it and on the odd occasions I have taken it off since it just slides off with no problem.
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Old 20 December 2008, 07:03   #12
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i try not to use pullers with aluminium ,unless you can get it to grip on something proper it will either slip or distort what your trying to pull off unless you can get a good straight pull ,i have always used boiling water and the bucket of warm diesel rather than direct heat might take a bit longer but it works in the end .i used to have a 50 ton hydro press and if the aluminium was that badly stuck it would push a lump out of the casting if there was any pitting or weakness there .
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Old 20 December 2008, 07:31   #13
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Some good advice there.

A good smear of Duckhams marine grease before refit and a new split pin (change annually) and you'll never be in this position again.
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Old 20 December 2008, 07:57   #14
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I have to teach my old man about periodic maintanence
Probably persuading him not to capsize will help too

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Old 20 December 2008, 09:14   #15
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I was the one who capsized

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i dont think its the last capsize thats caused the prop to get stuck,most outboard propellers work in water all the time ,
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I know, but getting capsized leaves you with the responsibility of fully servicing the engine as well
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