I have two friends. Each have motors that look similar. They seem to both be Tohatsu M3.5A outboards. One is branded Mercury
and is pretty new, about 2005. The other is a Nissan
older perhaps 1998.
They both had leaking gas tanks
which I replaced. They both started and ran, but would not drive the boat
. They both have plastic props.
I worked on the Mercury
first. I pulled the cotter pin holding the prop, and I spun the prop right off. The shear pin was sheared and buried in the plastic internally. I replaced the shear pin, put the prop right back on. The motor
started, ran and drove the 14 foot boat
along at a good clip.
On the Nissan
, I can't seem to get the prop off. I pulled the cotter pin, but when I spin the prop it doesn't seem to unscrew, but just spins on the shaft. Any ideas on how I can get it off with out cutting it off?
Thanks for your help. Regards Captain