|So I was out on Saturday and felt like I hit a very small log in the water. There was a bit of debris that day. Anyway the boat had a vibration above 2500 RPM so I just limped it back in. I took off the prop this morning and could find no visible damage. Now I know there could be a slight bend that I couldn't notice, but the prop looked ok. |
The Question I have is, when I grabbed the prop and turned the shaft, it made kid of a rubber on metal squeaking sound. The sound was coming from the bearing that holds the shaft directly behind the prop. BTW this is a 07 V-drive. IS this simply because it's not in the water, or could I have a bearing problem? How do I know for sure/repair?
|The cutlass bearing is lubricated by the water. You can spray some silicone lube in it to free it up to mess with it while it's on the trailer. |
You can kind of check the straightness of the shaft in place with a carpenter's square. It's probably just one of the prop blades bent inward a little bit, without dinging the edge.
|thanks, I'm guessing that's the case. I just dont want any shaft problem$$|
|How hard was it to turn the prop?|
|I have the same boat, usually when I hit a log, it get caught on the fins in front washing out the water from the prop causing a bad vibration. After you remove the log which can be done by backing up fast, the vibration goes away. The noise is normal when rotating the shaft dry.|