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MrCerretti
09-02-2009, 11:06 PM
Anybody have a prop puller in STL that I could borrow for about 60 seconds?

MC

ROB
09-03-2009, 12:50 AM
I'm in LA so sorry I can't lend you the puller. But, if you might be using it more than once, there are some economical alternatives. I have used this and it works great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00946903000P?keyword=gear+puller

MrCerretti
09-03-2009, 08:10 AM
I'm in LA so sorry I can't lend you the puller. But, if you might be using it more than once, there are some economical alternatives. I have used this and it works great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00946903000P?keyword=gear+puller

Does that clear the rudder to get the prop off?

ggroller
09-03-2009, 08:35 AM
Does that clear the rudder to get the prop off?

I second that option. And yes, it clears the rudder.

ROB
09-03-2009, 09:10 AM
Yes, it clears the rudder. There are two different sizes. I believe the large puller has a grip distance of about 7" if you decide to get it, you may want to double check to be sure that works for your application. Going to Sears only 15 minutes from my house made it a good choice. And, I didn't want to get the "harmonic puller" because I didn't like the idea of having to give a bang to my drive shaft. You may need a second set of hands, but the craftsmen works like a charm.

mrprostar
09-03-2009, 09:13 AM
I got a set of 5 pullers from Harbor Freight for $35. The first one broke but there were four more behind it. The second one got it.

mbpd312
09-03-2009, 09:17 AM
thats what i use!! the ole sears special!!

goodelsha
09-03-2009, 09:17 AM
Man, wish I would've thought of that last week.....the shop only charged me $20, but it was more of a pain to hitch up the boat and bring it over for a 60 second job.

treptowr
09-04-2009, 01:41 PM
I used one from Harbor Freight too. I think it was only 9.99. I've used it twice, hasn't broke yet. Worked perfect. It was a 3 arm gear puller though, not two like the craftsman posted.

dmminfla
09-04-2009, 03:38 PM
Go to Advance Auto Parts. They have a free tool loan program. I used there puller to pull my prop the returned it. You have to pay up front then when you bring it back the refund you money.

flipper
09-04-2009, 03:44 PM
I made on out of an old c clamp. Works great for me.

TMCNo1
09-04-2009, 04:27 PM
I made on out of an old c clamp. Works great for me.

I need a shaft puller. Do they still have them on Craigslist or do all the Governors have them occupied?:rolleyes:

flipper
09-04-2009, 05:37 PM
I need a shaft puller. Do they still have them on Craigslist or do all the Governors have them occupied?:rolleyes:

They are still listed there but have moved to the therapy section now. I still don't know why they are not in the tool section. It makes things rather confusing if you ask me.

SPBFAN
09-05-2009, 03:10 PM
You can get a complete ACME weekend saver kit with puller, Tools, and all for around $149.00 and that includes a back to store your spare prop. I use a 2X4 wrapped in a towel to put between the prop and the boat to keep the shaft from spinning while loosing and tighten the prop nut.

wheeler
09-05-2009, 04:30 PM
In an emergency situation we have put the open end of a box wrench on the back side of the prop, unscrewed the nut (but left it on) and give the wrench a good smack with a rubber mallet. it will come off pretty easy, the nut will stop the prop from coming all the off on to the ground.

The best thing to do before you put the prop back on is to use 'antisieze". It is a grey paste. It will make the removal much easier in the future...

MariStar-Man
09-05-2009, 11:18 PM
i just bought these for $15.00! Sears wanted $39.00 for one. I'm sure it's not the same quality, but it's not a super tanker were trying to pull apart here...lol :D

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40966


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/40900-40999/40966.gif

MariStar-Man
09-05-2009, 11:20 PM
I made on out of an old c clamp. Works great for me.


did anyone ask if it works great for you...?8p

FrankSchwab
09-06-2009, 02:05 AM
I've got one of those from Harbor Freight - try it in your driveway before you depend on it.

On my boat, the tooth on the puller wouldn't fit between the prop and the strut. I had to take the grinder to it to thin the tooth so it would fit into the clearance. Once I did that, it worked fine. In the pictures of the Sears one, the teeth are noticeably less thick, and should work better.

/frank