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Old 05-26-2008, 09:18 PM
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How to get a prop off?

OK How in the heck do I get the prop off? The nut is removed and the prop will not move? Any suggestions?? THANKS
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:21 PM
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Usually you have to use a prop puller. Those suckers can really get on there tight!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:28 PM
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Yeah mine is not budging guess its off to the dealer in the morning!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:33 PM
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I use a big 2 jaw gear puller.

I've heard of some people hitting the shaft with a rubber hammer, but I don't know the details or results.

Tip: Don't take the nut all the way off. Loosen it, but leave it on so when the prop pops off it slams against the nut rather than your hand and/or rudder.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:58 PM
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Try adding a little heat, but be careful not to get the torch too close to your fiberglass. It will literally pop right off.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:59 PM
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Yup. I usually have to use a puller on mine. They get tight on the taper shaft.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
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Prop puller, plenty WD40/PB Blaster and if that doesn't work, add heat from the high setting on a hair dryer or heat gun to the prop hub and it will "bing"!
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:20 PM
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Lowes carries a "c" clamp w/ a forked end that will work for less $ than a prop puller.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:34 PM
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Well I used the 2x4 gig and then I used the PB blaster then I used the lowes C clamp gig and the thing wont move!!! Should I use hair dryer gig then or take it and spend 100 bucks for the shop to take if off???
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:05 AM
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Put the C Clamp on, and tighten down as far as you dare. Get a 5-pound hammer, and hit the end of the C clamp. That did it for me.

Alternatively, there are plenty of special-purpose prop pullers out there. Search Ebay with "Prop Puller", or order from OJ or Acme. The C-clamp style are built stouter than what you probably have from Lowe's, and have appropriate threads to get a strong pull on the prop. Acme has a "harmonic prop puller" that works a bit differently.

Good luck.

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