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Old 16 September 2006, 14:58   #11
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If you have burning bushes ( bushings, actually) then watch out coz you are probably close to 10 large rocks with some scratches on them.

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Old 16 September 2006, 17:58   #12
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Originally Posted by Richard B
No, slipping prop bushes are nothing to do with the torque of the prop nut, or any nuts at all! The splined sleeve which is bolted to the shaft has nothing to do with the problem - it is slip between the outer surface of the rubber bush and the internal surface of the propeller hub. A propeller repairer who knows his stuff can fit a more heavy duty bush.
I thought the tighter the nut the more the bush would expand to grip the prop - but looking at most of them the centre would stop it from crushing anyway.

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