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wilhelmwake
10-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Hi, as you can see the previous owner has probably tightened the prop too far up the prop shaft. Now I cannot fit a prop puller in between as there is no gap between the shaft support and the prop. Please help...

1redTA
10-05-2013, 04:08 PM
BFH and a drift or 2x4. Place the drift on the back of the prop and persuade it off the shaft with the BFH

Retoxtony
10-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Use a little heat on the prop,that might help loosen things up enough to tap it with a hammer and wood block.

wilhelmwake
10-05-2013, 04:29 PM
What is a BFH? Can I use a harmonic prop puller?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
10-05-2013, 04:39 PM
What is a BFH? Can I use a harmonic prop puller?

Big Fu**ing Hammer, lol

Table Rocker
10-05-2013, 04:43 PM
How about loosening the coupler and getting room for the puller?

cbryan70
10-05-2013, 04:52 PM
Keep nuut on with pin and throw the boat in reverse in the water?

wilhelmwake
10-05-2013, 04:57 PM
I thought about loosening the shaft from the transmission coupler. That would do the trick. Then found out that there is this harmonic puller, which suounds like it puts a lot of impact forces on your trans coupler... Anyone who has used one? Is it safe.

Burbon66
10-05-2013, 05:06 PM
There are some prop pullers that have a thin flat back plate. This could be used to ride on the blades enough to work. Yes a little heat will held and with some gentle persuasions from a "BFH" it should work. It might be wise to discuss this problem with ya local prop man because there may be a figment issue, or damage to the prop after having it fitted like that.

wilhelmwake
10-05-2013, 05:21 PM
I will buy a new one and this would be the spare prop. I think probably the gentlest way would be to loosen the coupler nut and use my c clamp puller. Then put a new coupler nut on to avoid loosening issues....

bigmac
10-05-2013, 08:29 PM
This is a splined shaft, right...not a tapered shaft?

mikeg205
10-05-2013, 08:36 PM
Keep nuut on with pin and throw the boat in reverse in the water?

Bryan has it right... loosen nut spray some liquid wrench or equivalent .. run the boat for awhile forward and reverse... prop will travel down shaft. liquid wrench will loosen any galvanic corrosion.

wilhelmwake
10-06-2013, 03:36 AM
this is a splined shaft BIGMAC.

Holman J.B.F
10-06-2013, 09:39 AM
heatgun & and some gentle taps with a hammer. should only take 10 minutes tops.
if that doesn,t work loosen the coupler and make room for the prop puller.
imho heat is the answer here.

starman205
10-06-2013, 10:32 AM
I've done the heating the prop thing and it works well as the coeffcient of expansion of the Nibral prop is greater than that of the shaft. Prop should come off with just a few light taps after heating.

Farmer Ted
10-06-2013, 03:02 PM
have you tried a harmonic?

ahhudgins
10-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Your prop is not too far up on the shaft...it only goes so far. Either the strut has been replaced or moved. I had the same issue after I replaced my strut. I had to remove my prop a few months after replacing my strut and my puller would no longer fit between the prop and the strut. The simple fix is do as others have mentioned and just seperate the shaft coupling from the transmission coupling which will allow you to slide the prop shaft back and then use your puller as normal. Pretty simple.

Since mine is a V-drive (PITA) and I only needed a little bit more room to fit my puller around the prop...I just hit my puller with as dremel tool and it went right on.

Traxx822
10-06-2013, 04:04 PM
I had the same issue when I replaced the prop that was on my boat when I bought it.

I bought my new prop (from who I won't say because I won't promote them) with a spare case that came with a prop puller. I had to modify my puller to get it to work. By enlarging the area that fits

mikeg205
10-06-2013, 04:56 PM
any progress?

wilhelmwake
10-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I have now enough different ways to get it off the shaft, one will surely work. It is a pity that the boat is not in my garage that I could try things out instantly. I will try the suggested methods during the weekend. I think I will order a knocker puller to avoid any hassle next time. I will order the Acme 1285 prop from wakeprops. Is that the best option for my 8.1 HO?

EJ OJPROP
10-07-2013, 03:01 PM
The 1285 is a bit small for the 8.1 engine. Would look at a 14.75 X 15.5 at least. The prop should come off the spline with a little help from a hammer.

wilhelmwake
10-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Acme 1285 was what wakeprops are recommending?? At least on my xstar with mcx it worked wonders...

Forrest-X45
10-08-2013, 01:32 AM
I wouldn't go with the 1285 either. That only makes sense if you are running dump truck load of ballast and it still seems too small. Stick with the OJ 14.75x17.5 or I would suggest the Acme 2269 or for more top end the 2397.

mikeg205
10-08-2013, 01:44 AM
Thanks a lot guys! I have now enough different ways to get it off the shaft, one will surely work. It is a pity that the boat is not in my garage that I could try things out instantly. I will try the suggested methods during the weekend. I think I will order a knocker puller to avoid any hassle next time. I will order the Acme 1285 prop from wakeprops. Is that the best option for my 8.1 HO?

prop tease... ;)

wilhelmwake
10-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Well 1285 has been ordered, I will let you know how things turn out. I am trying to make the boat more fuel efficient as there is no real need for the top end speed. It is all about planing fast...