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Advise on switching props - how to
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posted 07-09-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)
My new prop arrived in the mail today and having never changed a prop before I thought I would solicit advice. The concept seems simple, Take off the nut, take off the prop, put on new prop, tighten nut, but I am sure there are some tricks that will make the job easier.
What type of wrench is best? Socket (size?) or do I need a "prop wrench".
Can I change it while the boat is on the mooring? or should I haul it?
Do I need any other equipment?
I will be swapping props this weekend and want to make sure I have everything I need on hand.
It is a Mercury Optimax 150.
Thanks in advance.
posted 07-10-2002 06:40 AM ET (US)
BillD, should go just as you stated, if, the previous owner?, removed the prop twice a year and lubricated it. If not, search in this section for a thread called, "frozen prop". It will offer good advice for you. Good luck. Chris
posted 07-10-2002 06:47 AM ET (US)
posted 07-10-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)
Thanks, I hope it does not come to that, services was done by the dealer before so I hope it was lubed regularly.
Does anyone have a good idea on the size of the nut? The boat is far from a good store, so I want to buy a new wrench before I get down to it.
posted 07-10-2002 09:39 AM ET (US)
I think 1 1/16.
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