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    Tools to change propeller?-gctid812107

    Just changed the propeller on my 1950 and didn't know what tools to use.

    I used long nose pliers to straighten the tabs on the locknut for removal; its the kind with about 6 tabs. The pliers were really clumsy.

    After changing the prop, I used the same long nose pikers to try to bend the tabs back down; I think tey could be bent some more, but don't know what to use to get to them.
    1998 Capri 1950CL
    3 Liter MerCruiser
    Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
    2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

    #2
    I had a tool like this that I put a #10 screw in the handle end. I'd put the screw point in a lock ring tab hole then pull up. To lock the tab back down, I'd either use the screw in the tab hole and push or an old, kinda large, beat up screwdriver and a hammer to lock them in the slot.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      #3
      Hammer and flat screwdriver

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        #4
        There are a special wrench with a small hook on it that can be used for opening the tabs, untighten and tightening the nut and locking the tabs again, it's made of some sort of plastic.
        1995 Bayliner 2452
        Alpha 1 Gen II
        2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
        Full Closed Cooling

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          #5
          "mr.bent" post=812617 wrote:
          There are a special wrench with a small hook on it that can be used for opening the tabs, untighten and tightening the nut and locking the tabs again, it's made of some sort of plastic.
          Sounds like a good old prop wrench.


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            #6
            I had one of those prop wrenches before. The one I replaced it with doesn't have the metal tab in the handle end. I only used it a couple of times, and it slips off the nut, like it's already worn. So, I bought a socket and ratchet wrench to handle the nut. Guess I'll have to carry a screw driver and hammer for the tabs. I change props in the parking lot for water sports.
            1998 Capri 1950CL
            3 Liter MerCruiser
            Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
            2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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              #7
              "wgander" post=812688 wrote:
              I had one of those prop wrenches before. The one I replaced it with doesn't have the metal tab in the handle end. I only used it a couple of times, and it slips off the nut, like it's already worn. So, I bought a socket and ratchet wrench to handle the nut. Guess I'll have to carry a screw driver and hammer for the tabs. I change props in the parking lot for water sports.
              Too true about the stretching out. I should have mentioned that as I see those only for emergencies. Just the good old socket and Half inch drive breaker bar or even ratchet are far better. For that tab I just use a pointed punch. Old Chinese screwdrivers rolled on a grinder make dandy punches / awls. It's something good to keep on the boat just like the hammer , screwdrivers and basic tools.

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                #8
                here's what I have, works like a champ

                prop wrench
                Sea Venture
                2000 3055, 5.7/B2, 18x23" props
                Cruising the PNW and beyond.
                DIYC, Riverhouse Marina
                MMSI 316029971

                Kirk
                Drinks well with others.

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                  #9
                  nice tool, but I don't have a Bravo.
                  1998 Capri 1950CL
                  3 Liter MerCruiser
                  Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
                  2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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                    #10
                    Just a sharpened old screwdriver that's not good for anything else, a prop wrench and a 5" piece of 2" X 4" (handy for those times when you tightened it too tight - plus if you drop it - IT FLOATS! [if you're changing in the water]) . . .. :woohoo:
                    1998 Avanti 3685 - "Dad's Dream" w 454 Mercs - for sale - Dredge Harbor, NJ
                    Former - "Home Aweigh" 2003 - 2452 Bayliner Cierra Classic Hardtop Cruiser
                    WQQM835 MMSI: 338147209
                    James H. Stradling

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                      #11
                      Ya, that Bravo 2 wrench is the one to have, I think Tacoma Propeller has the best price on it.
                      Brett & Elise, Sammy + Wilson
                      New Addition - 2002 Trophy 2002WA FF Optimax 135
                      GO HAWKS!

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