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    Prop siezed on

    How do I get my propeller off? Spun the hub on the weekend and it won't come off. Any tips please?
    David
    1999 Bayliner 1750 Capri. 3l Mercruiser Alpha

    2014 Yamaha VX Cruiser

    #2
    It was a lot of years ago for me, but I had the local shop remove it because I didn’t have the right tools. What they did was heat the heck out of the prop hub while standing to the side. When the prop lets loose it goes flying. Then they cut the hub off. Hack saw and chisels.
    The problem is the hub rubber bushing absorbs any puller action and/or hammering.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
    MMSI 367770440
    1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
    Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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    • Davidlyne
      Davidlyne commented
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      Maybe I need to take it to the shop.

    #3
    Hey all you mechanics out there...…..Couldn't you, with patience, use a grinder or even a Dremel tool to carefully cut through the 3 layers.....prop/rubber/metal core?

    It might take an hour, but I bet it takes at least an hour to make 1 round trip to the shop just to drop off the boat......and then another hour out of your life to pick it back up.
    Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
    Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser

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    • Davidlyne
      Davidlyne commented
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      Yes, I could do that, just trying to get advice from someone that has done it. I don't want to destroy anything, other than the prop

    #4
    If the shop takes it off with heat it can be rebushed. I changed to the GRP sleeves and never spun one again, nor did I significantly damage one. My previous boat was in brackish water all year and the rubber hubs would fail annually.
    When you install the new one, coat the splines with anti-seize then take the prop off every year or so depending on how long the anode behind the prop typically lasts.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
    MMSI 367770440
    1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
    Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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      #5
      When you finally get it off coat the prop shaft with Evinrude Triple Guard grease and you’ll never have that problem again. I’ve used it for years on a boat used in salt water for a six month season.
      88 Four Winns 200 Horizon 4.3 OMC
      98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0/Selectrac
      07 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi/Quadradrive II

      Long Island Sound Region

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        #6
        Thanks for the replies. I am going to see how I go getting it off on the weekend.
        David
        1999 Bayliner 1750 Capri. 3l Mercruiser Alpha

        2014 Yamaha VX Cruiser

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          #7
          UPDATE for those that replied. It is OFF. Soaked it for a week in penetrating oil, modified a gear puller and off it came. Just ordered a new one.
          David
          1999 Bayliner 1750 Capri. 3l Mercruiser Alpha

          2014 Yamaha VX Cruiser

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            #8
            Too cool!
            P/C Pete
            Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
            1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
            Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
            1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
            MMSI 367770440
            1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
            Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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              #9
              Congratulations. Glad it worked out well with no excess damage.
              Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
              Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser

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