Originally Posted by nousername
Thankyou all. I may have tightened it to much however due to the refurb I haven't ran it since fitting.
Will undo and follow advice as soon as I can, Great to be part of an old school forum tht hasn't been eaten up by facebook era
I've owned boats with outboards for over 40years and only ever lightly tightened them. My current engine Yam f70 which I've clocked 800hrs on in the last two years doesn't even have a locking split pin, neither did the Suzuki 90 before it. The standard nut was replaced on both engines with a prop lock fixing which stops people steeling your propeller.
Has anyone ever had a prop fall off, ive never heard of it over here where every man and his dog owns a boat.