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    No forward/reverse on one engine :(-gctid396083

    Had a wonderful dinner, stopped and shut the engines off and sat for almost an hour in a bay... light wind and 84 out and watched the sun set.

    Went to leave, and found I had no forward or reverse on the port engine. Odd! Watched it actuate and everything up until the lower shift cable seemed fine. Didn't think it was the coupler as the cooling pump still ran, but forward/reverse went in with no resistance whatsoever and it felt like nothing was there.

    I get back and went to make sure there I didn't somehow hit something while drifting in 14' of water, or see anything on the drive... trimmed it all the way up and guess what? No prop or any of the hardware.

    Last summer, I bought two brand new OMC props from a local marina where I buy all my OMC parts. When I got them home, only one fit... they very nicely sent a mechanic free of charge out who swapped the prop spacer for one he had in his toolbox, and all was well.

    P*ssed at the marina, but very glad it's the likely the missing prop and not big drive problems

    #2
    [RickMode-ON] Now would be a great time to convert to Volvo Penta DuoProps.[RickMode-OFF]

    Just giving you (both) a hard time.
    Matt Train
    BOC Site Team
    Chicagoland, IL

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      #3
      I had the same thing happen last year. I couldn't believe it but learned a lesson and now check tightness every once in a while.

      I also learned as I went into the water to install the spare prop; the water in Puget Sound is every bit as cold as my transducer says it is.

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        #4
        Download_Complete wrote:
        [RickMode-ON] Now would be a great time to convert to Volvo Penta DuoProps.[RickMode-OFF]
        That would have prevented the problem, the props corrode on to the propshaft right?

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          #5
          ishiboo wrote:
          That would have prevented the problem, the props corrode on to the propshaft right?
          Yes, unfortunately if the B series props are not pulled at least annually, cleaned and greased......., that can certainly happen.

          And what a B!tch it can be to remove them! :thumb

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          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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