|So I dinged up the ol' prop a little last night, and need to take it in for a re-shape. However, the bad boy won't budge, prop-puller and all. I'm officially stumped. |
Playing amateur mechanic a little: it looks like the inner pin may have shifted, somehow catching on to the prop.
|Suck the prop puller down as tight as you can, take a rubber mallet and hit the front of the prop. Give it a couple good smacks and it should pop loose. |
|Worse case is to heat up the prop and then start whacking. |
|Propane torch to heat the prop while the puller is tight might also help.|
|Wakejunky types faster than me... |
|I'll try the mallet...the torch I don't have access to.|
|You can get a propane torch at any hardware store for less than $20.|
|Yup the Torch is the Ticket. |
When my GOOD buddy Caesar ran my boat on shore and DESTROYED my $400 ACME prop the only thing that got it off was a torch. We took it to this Hillbillys shop and he took a torch to the prop and about 3 or 4 hits with the mallet and it came right off. The prop looked hammerd. I handed it to him and said Her's your new prop.
2 Weeks later he handed me back my dammaged prop. It looked like brand new. OMG all is forgiven.
P.S I a havent tryed the repaird prop. (its my new spair) If I put it back on and it vibrates then Im comming after you Caesar !!!!!! LOL
|BFH is the ticket.|
|Use a steel hammer - a 2 lbs. or hand sledge. It has to ring - vibrate the prop off. Try it before the torch.|
|torch it damn it !!|