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Old 05 September 2012, 05:30   #1
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Trouble pulling off Pacific 22 prop.

Having trouble getting the prop off the Sternpowr leg of my Pacific 22. It's not been off in 2 years.
There's not a lot of clearence at the front end of the boss to get a 3 leg puller in, also the rubber bush absorbs much of the "persuasion" I've applies with a nylon hammer.
I did apply a light film of copperslip when I last fitted it but it appears to be well on. I'm uncertain about applying any heat as I don't want to damage the rubber bush.
Any tips gratefully received?
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Old 05 September 2012, 07:44   #2
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Copper slip

I was always told not to use metal based greases in a marine environment. I fear it might have all corroded together though galvanic action.

I guess your only option will be to make a custom puller and try that.
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Regular puller, but custom made arms. Been there, done that.

Set the puller up, put some tension on it, and let it sit for a day or two. Smack it with a mallet occasionally, and it will likely come off eventually.

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JKY is right except don't wait a day, just put tension on it with a puller, and hit the end of the puller with a good sized hammer a few times. If you can fit some wood or metal between the prop and the lower unit even better. It is the shock under tension that will break it loose.

Sometimes a few harder hits, is better than a bunch of softer blows.
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Evening flower,

I cringed when you said copper slip too, have you not got a endless supply of that blue grease the RNLI use.....

A puller might be the way ahead.
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Finally got it off, puller and a little bit of gentle heat. I think the rubber cushion hub has compressed slightly but I think the prop will go again, at 355 for a replacement it will have to!
Re-fitted with Quicksilver grease.
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Re-fitted with Quicksilver grease.
You found the endless supply....
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