|I have never removed a prop off an inboard before. just wondering what was needed and the easiest way to do it. thanks for the help.|
|prop puller, big wrench, hammer and a pair of gloves. Its very easy to do seriously I did mine in no time flat and I have no special mechanical skills.|
|I agree with the above but if you are removing a good prop, I would suggest a rubber mallet.|
|i've found that having a small 2x4 (maybe a foot long) is nice to have with as well. helps hold the prop in place if she's really on there. you'll also maybe want to have an extra cotter pin with you, just in case.|
|just get the ACME puller kit. I got one last year after wrecking 2 props.There's no way I'm taking the boat out if the acme case (with a spare prop inside) isn't in the boat. like the other guys said, all you need is a pair of gloves and a 12'' 2X4 to lock the prop in place while you undo the nut. the kit comes with a big wrench, pliers(I think) extra cotter pins. I call it the weekend saver |
|How often do you guys go trough props? Do you change them in the water?|
|I use a harmonic puller. very simple.|
|I got my Acme prop case with Harmonic puller from Karl at boarditup. http://www.boarditup.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=345|
|leave the nut barely threaded on the shaft, the prop can pop off and go flying otherwise. |
i also wedge a piece of wood, between prop and prop cage to stop it from spinning.
|Do yall use a torque wrench to tighten the prop shaft nut and what torque what would u recommend? Thanks for the help.|
|Buy my boat! It comes with a prop kit!|
|no you dont want to torque it. too much pressure. |
jon hunter- you change the prop when it gets hit by something in the water, usually logs or bottom in shallow water. doesnt always need changed. you have to bend one of the blades or really have a big ding in it to really notice it. a bad prop can cause your motor to come out of alignment and cause serious problems.
|^^jason, I have to disagree. Last summer I hit a small rock at the ramp early in the morning and the prop had very minor damage (you couldn't tell from 10ft back) and I knew something was wrong , it was shaking a bit. We still drove the boat 4-5 hrs on that day.. |
and I don't know about changing the prop in the water...it's gotta be freaking hard.
|Keep the nut on a few turns, when it gives it's a 15 lbs rocket!|
|This is very easy. Trick is you want to loosen the nut on the prop shaft dont take it all the way off yet. Then use the prop wrench, this way the nut will protect the prop from flying off and dinging up.|