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Old 08-12-2014, 16:09   #1
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Tightening Prop Nut

How do you hold the shaft?

I found it very hard to do when I re-installed my prop after get it back from a factory overhaul, last time I was on the hard.

I'll be on the hard for a few weeks again in the spring, and want to be sure to get it cinched down properly -- how do you do it?
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Re: Tightening Prop Nut

Run a length of lumber (I use a 2X2) between the strut and the rudder. Rotate the prop until a blade comes into contact with it. Problem solved.

If the distance between the strut and rudder is too reat, you can pin the end of the lumber between the forward end of the shaft and hull. Pull the other end as close in to the prop as possible. Then rotate the prop into it. This will also work.

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Re: Tightening Prop Nut

If it's on the hard a piece of 4x4 or similar will work, one end on the ground of course
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Run a length of lumber (I use a 2X2) between the strut and the rudder. Rotate the prop until a blade comes into contact with it. Problem solved.

If the distance between the strut and rudder is too reat, you can pin the end of the lumber between the forward end of the shaft and hull. Pull the other end as close in to the prop as possible. Then rotate the prop into it. This will also work.

Very clever! Thanks!
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Very clever! Thanks!
Give the hardest job to the laziest guy and he'll find the easiest way to do it.
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