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Old 11-07-2012, 17:29   #1
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SD 20 saildrive

Is there any reason why I need to have a nose cone approx $200 AUD.on my saildrive?
My thoughts are that when motoring,3gm30 yanmah,my speed about 5 knots, instead of a shaped expensive nose cone I could have a couple of large nuts at a tenth of the price.
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

Jacana,
Is it just a nut or a locking device with pin?
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

Its the no.5,nose cone nut.
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

Just re read your question.Its called a nose cone and it's just a nut and not a locking one with a pin or anything.
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

NOt sure - but seem to remember when I pulled one off a Bavaria that the treads on the nose cone and the bolt inside it go opposite so they lock each other.......
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

The bolt goes inside the spline of the shaft and the cone goes on outside the shaft.So as previously stated ,why not use nuts instead.Yes I would still use the internal locking bolt inside the shaft.
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Resubmit for discussion-Any reason why I would need to use a $200 nose cone when a couple of $10 nuts can be screwed on the prop shaft?
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Re: SD 20 saildrive

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Resubmit for discussion-Any reason why I would need to use a $200 nose cone when a couple of $10 nuts can be screwed on the prop shaft?
My SD20 saildrive came from the factory with out the nose cone- and only a nut with a allen screw in the center- this has worked well since 2006 & 25,000 miles- make ceritin you apply loc tite to the threads or they will fall off at some point !
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