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Old 05-06-2011, 04:28   #1
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Can a Max Prop 3 blade classic pitch be adjusted while on Boat in water ?

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The official answer is "no", however I've heard some divers will do this. I have not found one. Its a tricky operation because there are lots of parts. In my case I think it would be simpler to pull the whole shaft, adjust the prop ashore, and put it back.

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Agree with JayH, not worth losing parts...
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Re: Max Prop Pitch

Some divers will do it. The diver who changes our zincs also keeps spare max-prop parts (the special screws and cotter pins, etc). He has re-pitched our 3 blade classic in the water without a problem. And, we are in cold PNW waters, and he does it while wearing gloves.

When looking for a diver for this, be sure and find someone you know has done it before (personal references, etc.). Don't just pick a diver who says "Sure, I can do it. Can't be that hard" ;-)
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I can't imagine how a diver can install the very small (1/16") locking cotter pins in the cap screw heads. I find it difficult doing it on dry land ... leaving them out? I have a 16", 3-blade.
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Re: Max Prop Pitch

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Can a Max Prop 3 blade classic pitch be adjusted while on Boat in water ?
If you contact PYI they may be able to recommend a diver in your area. They are very helpful.
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