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!