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07-22-2005, 08:46 AM
Last weekend we hit a submerged log and dinged the prop up pretty good, the prop spun on the shaft as well by shearing the square key. I tried last night to get the prop off last night with an ACME puller but with no luck. I thought about using a 3 jaw wheel puller and some heat. help
07-22-2005, 01:56 PM
You will need a puller for pressure on from the back of the prop. Then heat the collar with the torch keeping the nut on the shaft....and it should POP off.
07-22-2005, 03:09 PM
07-22-2005, 03:56 PM
Ohio said it best. BE VERY CAREFUL when you apply the heat. It will most likely pop off with serious force. You don't want it to hit you!!
07-22-2005, 04:00 PM
mapp gas or propane
07-22-2005, 04:36 PM
I only have a propane torch and it did the job. Mapp sure would have been nice and would have been quicker. If you use propane you might be there a while :popcorn:
07-22-2005, 04:49 PM
I use propane and it takes about 2-5 minutes of moving it around the collar. Should be less with the key sheared.
07-22-2005, 05:23 PM
:D I shouldn't say this out loud... :D
1 - 12" Cresent wrench opened around the drive shaft and placed behind the prop.
1 - 4lb hammer
With nut loosened but still on the shaft, several whacks on the wrench. Prop will pop right off... :)
Please don't try this at home... :uglyhamme
But it works for me!!