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  • Squeak when turning prop manually while out of water

    I have not used the boat for the past year and decided to give it a good cleanup today before I use it again next weekend . I tried to turn the prop by hand and noticed it was quite squeaky - is this normal and will it be okay once I put it in the water.
    Is there anything on can spray on the shaft or is this not necessary ?

  • #2
    Most are water-lubricated and aren't designed to turned out of the water. I accidentally hit the throttle once when mine was on the trailer and it squeaked as well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bryangold View Post
      I have not used the boat for the past year and decided to give it a good cleanup today before I use it again next weekend . I tried to turn the prop by hand and noticed it was quite squeaky - is this normal and will it be okay once I put it in the water.
      Is there anything on can spray on the shaft or is this not necessary ?
      About 1000 threads about this very topic......this makes 1001....

      It's normal. Don't run a water reliant boat on dry land...

      Don't spray it with anything. Drop in in the water and run it under normal conditions.
      93 190
      (safe click)

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      • #4
        Yup, entirely normal, especially if it's been out of the water for awhile.

        I put mine in gear once on the trailer, and the extraordinarily loud squeal sounded like I'd summoned demons from Hell. Needless to say, I learned to never do THAT again...

        /frank
        1998 Maristar 200VRS

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        • #5
          Thank you all

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