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Old 05-27-2013, 10:47 AM
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Prop Replacement

Has anyone replaced their prop without using a prop puller? I need to replace my prop and it being Memorial day weekend everything is closed. I noticed a vibration yesterday after taking the boat for the first time this year and noticed by prop had a ding on one of the fins. Fortunately I've got a brand new spare. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:42 PM
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Has anyone replaced their prop without using a prop puller? I need to replace my prop and it being Memorial day weekend everything is closed. I noticed a vibration yesterday after taking the boat for the first time this year and noticed by prop had a ding on one of the fins. Fortunately I've got a brand new spare. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The first time I took my prop off was without a puller and it came right off without any beating. All I can say is give it a try.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:45 PM
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I have a 3 blade prop. Didn't use a prop puller. But I used a regular 3 leg puller and it popped right off. The puller just clears the rudder.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:55 PM
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Thanks, I appreciate the input. I'll try and pull it off this afternoon. I have a three leg puller on standby just in case.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:08 PM
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Loosen the nut a few turns and give it a tug, i just swapped mine with a puller and it took some work.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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I had to do same and didn't have a puller and tried pulling for 15 mins and wouldn't budge. if you lightly tap the end of prop shaft the harmonics will pop it off
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:39 PM
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Thanks, my buddy just called and told me he has a prop puller just in case. He lives five minutes from the house. I'll pick it up on the way home from work and change that sucker out. I appreciate all the feedback.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:25 PM
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Put anti-seize on it and the next time it will pop right off--mine did.
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