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tarracott posted 08-11-2003 05:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for tarracott   Send Email to tarracott  
After using my 88hp Evin. this past weekend, I noticed the nut which holds the prop on is only hand tight, and I would be able to unscrew it easily if the coterpin (sp?) was not in place. How tight should the nut be before I reinstall the pin?
Tom W Clark posted 08-11-2003 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The prop nut should be tightened to a torque specified in your outboard's owner's manual. If I remember correctly, it is something like 10 foot-pounds, and then you are supposed to advance the nut to the next cotter pin hole.

In reality, if you tighten it hand tight and then advance it a hole or two and install the cotter pin, you will be fine. The nut should definitely NOT be loose on the shaft.

Always use a fresh stainless steel cotter pin.

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