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Old 02-09-2015, 02:02   #121
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Re: My prop fell off... f.ck f.ck f.ck.

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The Flexofold is back on

The haul out at Olympic Marina was nasty @ €742.... It was not nice to pay but it was better to do this than to have to install the flexofold under water or to even just try to fold over the washer on the fixed prop to secure it. I will sleep better at night without the money
Happy for you.

€742€

robbery!

They will soon be out of the recession........
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Happy for you.

€742€

robbery!

They will soon be out of the recession........
Robbery is probably a too kind description..
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Robbery is probably a too kind description..
Even Robin Hood had the courtesy to wear a mask.
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Re: My prop fell off... f.ck f.ck f.ck.

OH, weavis,

He just wanted to cover his zits!

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Re: My prop fell off... f.ck f.ck f.ck.

Hoppy, glad to see that prop back in place! I may have missed this in the thread... the final opinion was that the securing nut just backed off, leading to the prop coming off the shaft?? Was the nut still in the cavity behind the blanking plate to which the anode is bolted?

my fof has been on for 12 years now, and while I have had the cover off to clean the gears several times, and the blades off at least once, I don't remember ever checking the nut for tightness. Guess I should do so next time!

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OH, weavis,

He just wanted to cover his zits!

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Made me laugh.
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Hoppy, glad to see that prop back in place! I may have missed this in the thread... the final opinion was that the securing nut just backed off, leading to the prop coming off the shaft?? Was the nut still in the cavity behind the blanking plate to which the anode is bolted?

my fof has been on for 12 years now, and while I have had the cover off to clean the gears several times, and the blades off at least once, I don't remember ever checking the nut for tightness. Guess I should do so next time!

Cheers,

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I had everything still after recovering the prop. I did order the full set of screws and a new nut and fitted them today.

Looking at the old nut, there is a circle where the nut locking screw dug into the nut and there is 2 grooves cut into the nut matching the outer edge of the locking screw that was obviously made as the nut was working it's way loose.




and another mark where it looks like the locking screw was retightened as the nut was working it's way loose

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Re: My prop fell off... f.ck f.ck f.ck.

Yikers. If I recall correctly you mentioned having some work done that might have included removing and reinstalling the prop at some point by a boatyard?

Also, maybe a second set screw behind the first would be cheap insurance?
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Re: My prop fell off... f.ck f.ck f.ck.

Hoppy, good forensic evidence!

Did you look at the fit of the prop on the shaft before you refitted it?

You at least know to check the locking screw occasionally and if it is starting to ease then on the next haul out remove the cover plate and check the nut hasn't loosened.
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Hoppy, good forensic evidence!



Did you look at the fit of the prop on the shaft before you refitted it?



You at least know to check the locking screw occasionally and if it is starting to ease then on the next haul out remove the cover plate and check the nut hasn't loosened.
I fitted the prop without the key first just to see that it would be in the same position with the key.

I will make a habit of checking the locking screw. I suppose if the nut comes loose then hopefully after a good amount of reverse to set the anchor, the prop will be perhaps freed from the taper and I should be able to feel play in the anchor.

To check the nut the blades all have to come out, but it's a simple job on the hard. I'd probably take the nut off to see if there is any sign of slippage.


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Yikers. If I recall correctly you mentioned having some work done that might have included removing and reinstalling the prop at some point by a boatyard?

Also, maybe a second set screw behind the first would be cheap insurance?
I really can't remember. If it was removed for work I would have expected a 2nd mark on the nut from the locking screw the same depth in, unless they did it so badly that 2nd half mark is an indication of poor the work was. I now think it never came off but perhaps 2 winters ago when it was last out, someone tightened the locking screw


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