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BillD posted 07-09-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for BillD   Send Email to BillD  
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.

litnin posted 07-10-2002 06:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for litnin  Send Email to litnin     
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
litnin posted 07-10-2002 06:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for litnin  Send Email to litnin     
BillD posted 07-10-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
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.

Bigshot posted 07-10-2002 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I think 1 1/16.

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