Boat is out of the water
and I thought it would be a good idea to check the insides of my Max Prop to make sure it was well lubricated as per the destruction manual - well needless to say there was very little in the way of any grease in there.
The manual recommends the use of Lubraplate 130 AA grease - looks as though it is a US product & was wondering what Aust Max Prop owners are using...
Murphys law was alive and well taking the prop apart - I was being too careful as I wanted to note the pitch/blade settings and of course it all fell apart before I could check. At least the central gear
stayed put & I could determine that the pitch
is set to 26 degrees. Just hope I can put it back together properly before I relaunch tomorrow!! For some reason I am finding the instructions a bit hard to follow, but think I have it sorted.
The prop is pretty stuffed after 24 years of work - lots of electrolysis
(thanks to PO - no zincs for a while I suspect) on the blade tips & there is a bit of play in the gears etc. I can't run the motor
more than 2,100 rpm
as the vibration from the out of balance prop get pretty bad. Just starting my search for a replacement - decisions decisions.....