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cjh1669 04-18-2010 3:16 PM

Squealing propeller
So my friend unwinterized his Tige today, and found that when the boat is in gear there is a squealing noise behind the prop. At first the sound came when he had it in gear and reverse, but now it appears only to be in reverse. Anyone have any idea what might be causing it?

ttuclint 04-18-2010 3:49 PM

With the boat in the water ? If not you are hearing the un-lubricated strut bearing.

Not wise to put the boat in gear out of the water.

cjh1669 04-18-2010 4:39 PM

Yeah he had it on fake a lake. Good to know though

alans 04-18-2010 6:18 PM

Don't ever put your boat in gear if it is not in the water.

You were hearing the shaft spinning dry in the cutless bearing.

wake_upppp 04-18-2010 7:27 PM

Actually if you had to put it in gear on land for a short time for some reason, spray some silicone lube or even WD40 into the top of the propshaft bushing and that will keep it lubed for a short time

cjh1669 04-19-2010 8:54 AM

Thank you all again

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