Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-04-2013, 12:20   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii; Thomaston, Maine
Boat: Hughes/Perry custom CF 63' tri; Hughes 46 custom tri, Hobie 20 Fox
Posts: 97
I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Does anyone know if it is adjustable? I dove below, but really didn't know what to look for re adjustments of any kind. The newer ones are adjustable, I believe. Thx is advance.
__________________

__________________
Pipeline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2013, 12:34   #2
Registered User
 
Tim R.'s Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland, Maine
Boat: Caliber 40LRC
Posts: 604
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Yes, but not when in the water if you have never done it on a Classic model. It will depend on which model you have. The Easy and Fast models can be adjusted in the water without disassembly but I do not think they had those models in '99.

You have to disassemble the Classic prop to make any adjustment. It would also require scuba or hookah to do in the water on a very calm day. Not sure I would try this. I have had my 3 blade Classic apart a few times. Many little screws and expensive gears that can disappear if dropped. I am even nervous doing this on the hard with a gravel pad. I usually put a big tupperware storage box under the prop.

If you want to know for sure, call PYI. Here is a diagram of the Classic.

__________________

__________________
Tim R.
Our Carina is sold
1997 Caliber 40LRC
TKR on a Boat Website
Tim R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2013, 13:55   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii; Thomaston, Maine
Boat: Hughes/Perry custom CF 63' tri; Hughes 46 custom tri, Hobie 20 Fox
Posts: 97
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim R. View Post
Yes, but not when in the water if you have never done it on a Classic model. It will depend on which model you have. The Easy and Fast models can be adjusted in the water without disassembly but I do not think they had those models in '99.

You have to disassemble the Classic prop to make any adjustment. It would also require scuba or hookah to do in the water on a very calm day. Not sure I would try this. I have had my 3 blade Classic apart a few times. Many little screws and expensive gears that can disappear if dropped. I am even nervous doing this on the hard with a gravel pad. I usually put a big tupperware storage box under the prop.

If you want to know for sure, call PYI. Here is a diagram of the Classic.

Tim, thx for the info. Maybe I should a have the fellow that cleans the bottom, remove the prop, and see what we have. I'm with you on those small parts. Don't want to mess with that! Aloha...
__________________
Pipeline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2013, 22:21   #4
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Don't let a diver who is inexperienced with Max Props remove yours. It has to be completely disassembled to remove it, the current pitch will need to be determined during the removal process and any changes to that pitch correctly made during the reinstallation. This is not a job for the average hull cleaner.

Contact PYI for a qualified diver in your area.
__________________
fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2013, 23:50   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii; Thomaston, Maine
Boat: Hughes/Perry custom CF 63' tri; Hughes 46 custom tri, Hobie 20 Fox
Posts: 97
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

We are hauling the boat in a few weeks. It shall be done then. Thx for the heads up.
__________________
Pipeline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2013, 05:04   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,839
PYI has good online info. Also a video on how to set it. Watch it alot before tring this. It is a great prop but easy to set wrong.
__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2013, 05:10   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,839
If your pulling the boat. Does your motor smoke or not reach full RPM. You may want to reconsider your current settings. Contact pyi they are very helpfull if you have all the info. Boat size weight engine size trans speed.
__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2013, 07:14   #8
Registered User
 
jeremiason's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida
Boat: Sea Ray 270
Posts: 1,427
Images: 2
Send a message via ICQ to jeremiason Send a message via Yahoo to jeremiason Send a message via Skype™ to jeremiason
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pipeline View Post
Does anyone know if it is adjustable? I dove below, but really didn't know what to look for re adjustments of any kind. The newer ones are adjustable, I believe. Thx is advance.
I don't think the MaxProp VP was made in 1999.

The VP version has a collar, which allows for in water pitch adjustments. It is still painful because it has small allen screws, which lock the collar, but it is doable in water.

As suggested don't try and remove your MaxProp in water unless it is an emergency, there are too many parts!
__________________
Tom Jeremiason
Punta Gorda, Florida

jeremiason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2013, 07:22   #9
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Re: I have a 17" Maxprop purchased about 1999...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremiason View Post
As suggested don't try and remove your MaxProp in water unless it is an emergency, there are too many parts!
No, don't try to remove your Max Prop underwater unless you have the right tools and knowledge. It's a fairly straightforward job for somebody who knows what they are doing.
__________________

__________________
fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.