Originally Posted by Peter J
Are you saying the bush is part of the prop and you have to replace the whole prop not just the bush.
Peter, no, you don't have to get the whole prop replaced! Suggest that you inspect the prop blades for damage. If no visible damage, get in touch with the dealer who sold the engine and get them to agree to either replace or repair the prop. If there's obvious damage, or if you can't get a repair/replacement from the dealer in time for your next excursion, take your prop to a reputable specialist like Propeller Revolutions in Poole (01202 671226) or Streamlined Propellers in Aldershot (01252 316412) http://www.streamlinedpropellers.co.uk
Changing the bushing is a perfectly acceptable procedure as long as it's done by an expert.
Manos, what are you on about... concrete????
Peter, you've just learnt in the same way that I did, that it's a good idea to carry a spare prop, a floating wrench, and the thrust washer, split pin, and spacer if you want to be fully self sufficient at sea. All this kit will, of course, work on the umbrella principle that you will never need it if you carry it!