Originally Posted by unbusted67
thanks for the info guys perfect. I will scratch up our anode in the am
Buy about 6 spares and also buy a spare propeller
. The propeller
will be expensive. But after you have bought the spare propeller the original will last a lifetime
It is just a thing with spare boat parts
- once you have a spare the original works forever. But it is good insurance
against getting stuck.
- - Additionally, the new propellers do not have a shear pin anymore. They have a rubber bushing between the hub which is attached to the motor and the blades. After a few years of normal use (probably much quicker if you are seriously running the engine
for long periods) the rubber separates from the hub and the motor rotates the hub but the propeller blades slip (slow down or even stop). Then you have to put on the spare propeller.
- - Also get several cans of Boeing T-9 spray and every month or two open the cover and spray the insides paying particular attention to the unpainted parts
like bolt heads, rods and linkages. Also the carbeurator and the throttle and choke rods.
- - Also get one of the mini grease guns
from Pep Boys or any other discount auto parts store so you can shoot grease into the engine mount pivot grease fittings (zerks).