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  • Any ideas how I could pull this prop off?

    Hi, as you can see the previous owner has probably tightened the prop too far up the prop shaft. Now I cannot fit a prop puller in between as there is no gap between the shaft support and the prop. Please help...
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  • #2
    BFH and a drift or 2x4. Place the drift on the back of the prop and persuade it off the shaft with the BFH
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    • #3
      Use a little heat on the prop,that might help loosen things up enough to tap it with a hammer and wood block.

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      • #4
        What is a BFH? Can I use a harmonic prop puller?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by wilhelmwake View Post
          What is a BFH? Can I use a harmonic prop puller?
          Big Fu**ing Hammer, lol
          /spĂ´rk/
          a spoon-shaped eating utensil with short tines at the tip

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          • #6
            How about loosening the coupler and getting room for the puller?
            '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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            • #7
              Keep nuut on with pin and throw the boat in reverse in the water?
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              Originally Posted by Hoosier Bob
              She always misses me and when I turn her on it is hard to turn her off! She is MC and she completes me! She is the first ride that wants it as much as I do!

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              • #8
                I thought about loosening the shaft from the transmission coupler. That would do the trick. Then found out that there is this harmonic puller, which suounds like it puts a lot of impact forces on your trans coupler... Anyone who has used one? Is it safe.
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                • #9
                  There are some prop pullers that have a thin flat back plate. This could be used to ride on the blades enough to work. Yes a little heat will held and with some gentle persuasions from a "BFH" it should work. It might be wise to discuss this problem with ya local prop man because there may be a figment issue, or damage to the prop after having it fitted like that.

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                  • #10
                    I will buy a new one and this would be the spare prop. I think probably the gentlest way would be to loosen the coupler nut and use my c clamp puller. Then put a new coupler nut on to avoid loosening issues....
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                    • #11
                      This is a splined shaft, right...not a tapered shaft?
                      '04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cbryan70 View Post
                        Keep nuut on with pin and throw the boat in reverse in the water?
                        Bryan has it right... loosen nut spray some liquid wrench or equivalent .. run the boat for awhile forward and reverse... prop will travel down shaft. liquid wrench will loosen any galvanic corrosion.
                        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                        • #13
                          this is a splined shaft BIGMAC.
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                          • #14
                            heatgun & and some gentle taps with a hammer. should only take 10 minutes tops.
                            if that doesn,t work loosen the coupler and make room for the prop puller.
                            imho heat is the answer here.

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                            • #15
                              I've done the heating the prop thing and it works well as the coeffcient of expansion of the Nibral prop is greater than that of the shaft. Prop should come off with just a few light taps after heating.
                              NEW BOAT:2004 197TT

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