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love2fly
08-20-2006, 06:23 PM
Just was checking under the boat and noticed there was about 1/4 inch movement on prop before the shaft would turn, when I would turn it by hand.
Is this correct??

Also how hard should it be to turn the shaft by hand??

billr
08-20-2006, 07:15 PM
Are you saying the prop turns 1/4 inch before the shaft turns?? If that is correct it sounds like you have a worn key . You will have to remove the prop to see where and how bad the keyway is worn. Shaft should be fairly easy to turn by hand..

TNH2oSkier
08-20-2006, 07:32 PM
Yea, that is not a good thing. I have a prop puller if you need to borrow it, I'll be back from SC on Monday, feel free to come get it. I'll be traveling the next couple of days.

TMCNo1
08-20-2006, 07:35 PM
If it's a free movement, sounds like the prop nut is not tight enough and that has, as stated above, worn the key. Take the prop off, replace the key with a new one and tighten the prop nut up good and tight and check after a couple outings. Your prop shaft should turn fairly easy, depending on how tight you have the packing nut tight.