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Old 07 June 2014, 06:28   #1
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tips for a stubborn prop

Hi

Anyone got any tips for a stubborn prop ?

I've removed the pin, nut and washer, given it a pull, nothing.

I have use a piece of wood and a hamer to give it a light tap, hoping to free it but its not even moved!

Any suggestions please ?
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What grease did you put on the last time the prop was off?

Wouldn't use a mallet or hammer, you might damage the alloy gearbox. Try using a hub Puller.
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What grease did you put on the last time the prop was off?

Wouldn't use a mallet or hammer, you might damage the alloy gearbox. Try using a hub Puller.
I've not long had it, tried getting it off a couple of times with no success, apparently it was serviced before I got it, though starting to think that can't be true !

I've wondered if I could just use some standard grease, been meaning to buy some marine, maybe I should leave it until I've brought the propper stuff ?

Things been nothing but problems, though minor ones
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If you havent got a bearing puller, I once used a couple of woodwork C clamps to pull a prop off.
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If you don't have the proper tools, try pouring some very hot water onto the prop then try tapping off around the hub with a wooden block.
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Yep,hot water can sometimes do the job,
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Once it is off, make a habit of removing it at least once a season, and re grease it. Also remove the gear box and grease the drive shaft splines at the same time. I have seen the results of neglect and its not very nice, or cheap.
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See if you can borrow, hire - or buy - a puller that will fit.
If its that stuck I don't like hitting things as there is a risk of damaging things. Guess how I've learnt that over the years
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Another gentle way to pull it off is to loop some rope around each of the blades creating a center pull. Then loop a ratchet strap through tension against an immovable object thus creating a constant and firm pull on the prop. Obviously you will have to brace the outboard leg from moving. Then gently tap a loosened propshaft nut and see if this shifts it. You can get someone to pour your boiling water over and see if that helps, you will need plenty of water!
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Tell the twat that if he doesn't shape up, he'll be dropped next season. ;-)
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