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Old 25 January 2003, 11:08   #1
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Solas Propellers

I bought a solas prop at the LBS and have only just had the chance to fit it - trouble is it doesn't fit!

I was just wondering how the prop shafts vary in size between manufactures? - I thought they were the same, but maybe not.

At least its their fault - they knew what engine it was for.


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Old 25 January 2003, 11:12   #2
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Some prop shaft sizes are different depending on manufacturer and hp,If they know this then let them change it for free.
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Not only do the shafts differ in size, the splines differ and the lengths differ as well. A Merc prop won't fit on an Evinrude, and so on. Who did you get the prop from - dingbats!
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Old 25 January 2003, 13:07   #4
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I got the prop from Steel Developments at the LBS after hearing their name mentioned on the forums.

I told them exactly what engine I had and the vital statistics of my current prop.

Good job their not to far from where I live - postage wouldn't be cheap
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Very surprising indeed, they are very good with sound advice and experience. Oh well, everyone can make a mistake now and again.
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Possibly a packing problem, they're normally excellent. The letter after your prop size - i.e. 13X17 G is the spline size.
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Old 25 January 2003, 16:45   #7
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Possibly a packing problem, they're normally excellent. The letter after your prop size - i.e. 13X17 G is the spline size.
I've just had a look at the box, it says Mercury 25 - 60 HP, so I guess they just put the wrong prop in the box.
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in that case it could even be the manufacturers mistake!


PS. could the four stroke motor have a different prop shaft to the two stroke?
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Daniel,
Steel Developments I am sure will sort this out for you. When I ordered a S/S prop from them they seemed very helpful and knowledgeable.

The Merc/Mariner shafts on the mid range HP outboards use Flo-Torq 1 drive hub. I believe this applies for both the 2 and 4 stroke models. The higher HP models use the Flo-Torq 2 hub. Not sure what the 'Big foots' use.
Unfortunately there are differences between manufactures.

Let us now how you get on!!
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Hmmmm, velly interesting, the (allegedly) current list I've got shows "30-70 Mecury/Mariner" as a Solas "C" (stainless Saturn or New Saturn), and a "50-150 Mercury/Mariner" as a Solas "D" (stainless Saturn, New Saturn, or Titan). Methinks a phone call called for, presume you have the number ?
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