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jdhart73
05-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Is there a trick I am missing on getting a prop back on? I am installing a 14.25 x 14 OJ prop on my 06 X2. I am working on it by myself so I dont have anyone in the boat to turn the rudder for me. Just seeing if there is a trick to getting it on....I can ALMOST get it to slip over the driveshaft but not quite, dont wanna force it.

Tricks tips? Yes I know I am dumb.....

ahhudgins
05-07-2011, 05:58 PM
You should be able to move the rudder by yourself while you are under the boat. It can be a little hard to push but it should move.

TallRedRider
05-08-2011, 02:28 AM
With my X45, I had to disconnect the linkage between the rudder and turn it completely sideways to get the 14.75 X 17.5 OJ prop on. THe rudder was just too close to the shaft for it to work any other way. It is just a single bolt, and is not that hard to do if you like laying on the engine with your head down and have long enough arms.

With a smaller prop, I did not have to do this.

My 45 had hydraulic steering, which made it so you could not turn the rudder by hand, but I don't think the X2 comes with that.

jdhart73
05-08-2011, 03:11 AM
I think you are right TallRed, either I am a total limp wrist or my boat does not have hydraulic steering. I may have to try your suggestion, I could force it on but I don't want to jack something up. I am sure I am just being an idiot about it.

Thanks

ttu
05-08-2011, 09:54 AM
i have a 07 x2 with the same prop and was able to get the prop off without removing the rudder. more or less had to move the rudder back and forth while pulling the prop off.

just did this last monday.

jdhart73
05-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Thanks TTU. I will play with it more if I can get someone to sit in the boat for me.
I have not run this prop on my boat, what are your opinions of it on our boat (06 and up X2)?

Thanks!
Jake

Jerseydave
05-08-2011, 12:38 PM
On my '05 x-star, I have to remove the rudder to get my prop on. I've tried turning the rudder at every angle and also tried turning it at a 90 degree angle after disconnection the steering cable. On the plus side, I'm getting pretty quick at this rudder removal! :D

Depending on your rudder-to-shaft clearance you may have the same issue with certain size props. Were you able to remove the old prop?

jdhart73
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Got the prop on.....the trick is turning the wheel ALL the way to the right and essentially rolling the prop up the rudder and on. Cant wait to get out and see how this thing gets up out of the hole now!!

Thrall
05-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Cool, let us know how it performs!

Ole Miss Rebels
05-10-2011, 02:34 PM
that prop (14.25 X 14.0) you just put on is remarkably powerful out of the hole. i had it on my 2005 xstar with mcx and it was killer.

stewvette
05-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Jerseydave, How do you remove the rudder when the boat is on the trailer? Mine hits the trailer guard when I try to take out the rudder. I had to slide the boat back on the trailer 6 inches to remove the rudder.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
05-10-2011, 04:18 PM
I am running a 14.75 x 15.5 on mine with the MCX works great...

Jerseydave
05-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Jerseydave, How do you remove the rudder when the boat is on the trailer? Mine hits the trailer guard when I try to take out the rudder. I had to slide the boat back on the trailer 6 inches to remove the rudder.

Mine clears the prop guard. I think my boat is forward too far because the intake grates hit the bunks of the trailer.....it has actually worn the corners off my bunks and has torn the carpet.

nickespi
05-10-2011, 09:14 PM
I am running a 14.75 x 15.5 on mine with the MCX works great...

Just ordered this prop. Can't wait to see how it performs on the X30

Jerseydave
05-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Works great on my X-star! Good for over 2000# total ballast, plus I can barefoot @ 40-41 too!