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Old 23 February 2016, 15:33   #161
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More prop pics
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Strangest Ka i have seen that......
Looks decidedly like an Astra Hatch from that angle
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Old 23 February 2016, 15:44   #162
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Quite right. The Ka is not in this picture, used a friend's car when the Ka was rented out via easycarclub.com for extra income.
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Old 05 March 2016, 10:22   #163
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Thanks Nick, I have emailed Salterns with photos and an ask for help for the older 2001 part
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Old 12 March 2016, 06:43   #164
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Plastic propeller nut and other questions

Spring is here everyone!

I finally have a Rooteq trolley which I am very pleased with which means I can finally move the Mercury 25HP EH motor around without fear of it crashing to the floor.

I have a few questions if anyone can help:

1. Propeller - I replaced the old with a new one as one fin was slightly bent, perhaps it didn't need doing, but I have a second hand one. The NUT is plastic and wasn't very tight and can't be done up very tightly - is this ok for such a key part of the motor? See photo. There are also no locking pieces of metal or washers or anything, see photos, is this ok?

2. I may have a very slight trickle of water from the gasket seal on the rectangular metal area in the photo, is this easily replaceable if I order a new gasket and fit it or should I get this seen to professionally? Seems to be just screws and it would come off.

3. On the tiller there is a knob which I don't understand - in the middle of the tiller picture - what is this for?

4. The chandlery mentioned an adjustment that can be made to the trim, to keep it from pulling too much to one side but I can't see it, any ideas where this is if I need it? I think now as I have discovered the 'co-pilot' adjustment that at high speed this might fix the steering pull arm ache that I had last time.

I haven't been out for about a month now. Will on Friday on the Thames!
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Old 12 March 2016, 06:45   #165
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Knob on tiller

This is the picture missing from above re tiller knob question.

Also, do I need to grease the prop stick and does it look ok without any grease as it is?
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Old 12 March 2016, 10:36   #166
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Hi FR hope all is well down your way.

The tiller knob is throttle friction... from spring back to idle... or stay at set posn.

The prop spline should be greased.

Not seen a nylon nut on any of my outboards up to 25hp but guess it could be the right one. I always carry a spare so perhaps get a new one and fit that whatever it's made of and keep this as a spare.

For steering trim if you look above the prop have you an anode that's like a little fin which can be moved around as required to steer a little??

Re that gasket yes it should be OK to swap for a new one. Not sure what that side plate is for... sure water is leaking from there?? If you have a go take huge care that the bolts don't snap due to being seized... if they feel very tight to undo think twice if you want to proceed.
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Old 12 March 2016, 11:20   #167
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Never seen a prop nut like that always been castle nut and split pin or one small engine I had had a plastic nut with split pin, it might be a one shot nut I would find out before you use it if it's not tight it's no good and you will loose your prop.
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Thank you Jeff and Fenlander
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Seems your nylon one could be correct despite me not having seen one before....

Mercury 18 20 25 HP Nylon Prop Nut Fitting 11 88228 | eBay..
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Seems your nylon one could be correct despite me not having seen one before....

Mercury 18 20 25 HP Nylon Prop Nut Fitting 11 88228 | eBay..
It must be a one shot nut David what do you think ? not my cup of tea I must admit
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