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Old 07-12-2021, 14:38   #1
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Kiwi Prop

My Kiwi prop blades are sticking In reverse. In order to go ahead the transmission has to be banged In hard ahead to dislodge them. The prop was serviced recently
and new reverse rollers fitted.Any Suggestions Please.
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Old 09-12-2021, 07:36   #2
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Re: Kiwi Prop

Service or not, something is interfering with the blades returning. Off the top of my head, I'd bet on a nasty little sea creature like a barnacle that doesn't understand folding props. Other debris including fishing line could be down there as well. Sounds like get out the mask and fins and go play with it under the boat. Good luck with it.

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My Kiwi prop blades are sticking In reverse. In order to go ahead the transmission has to be banged In hard ahead to dislodge them. The prop was serviced recently
and new reverse rollers fitted.Any Suggestions Please.
What was done as part of the "service" was it completely disassembled, cleaned and regreased?
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What was done as part of the "service" was it completely disassembled, cleaned and regreased?
Yes the blades were removed greased and refitted and the pitch reset as per instructions also new reverse rollers
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Sounds like too much grease was pumped in and the seal at the root of the blades was displaced.

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