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Old 06 July 2013, 15:10   #1
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Play in propellor following snagging ground

Hi all could do with some help..... Snagged some ground coming in at low tide and there now seems to be fore aft movement in the prop when in neutral. This is about 3-5 mm of free play.

Engine is merc 60 fourstroke and the damage to the prop was very minor
(Paint off of edges only)

The engine runs fine and there appears to be no noticeable reduction in speed but am concerned that there is internal damage. When off and in F the prop clicks as turns, but does so smoothly.

Any advise would be appreciated



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Old 06 July 2013, 18:56   #2
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That's normal it's the dog clutch push rod
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