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How to remove an inboard boat propeller with prop puller?

by Zayn Jones Purchase Original All TypePropellers for Best Perf

If you are thinking of removing the inboard prop with the help of prop puller, then you need to remember some following helpful tips you need to remove a propeller.

Leave the nut on

First, remove the half-height nut and leave the full-height nut on the tail of the shaft, with all of its threads engaged. Apart from that, remove the cotter pin and loosen both nuts. Though there is some force required in removing a prop, it prevents the prop from falling and becoming damaged.

Try a Grab

Hold the propeller firmly with the help of prop pullers by the root of two blades. Pull it evenly; if it slides off the taper, you are good to go. Now, watch out for the shaft key! Box up the old prop and send it off for reconditioning, now install the new prop.


Prop Knocker

With such tools, remove the nut and screw the prop knocker onto the shaft. Tighten it and the vibration will loosen and now you can remove the knocker and remove the prop. If several attempts fail, move on to another method.

Prop Puller

Prop puller is probably the best style to remove the props, but there are many variations on the theme. Every puller uses the simple machine known and to exert inexorable force in a controlled manner between the forward side of the prop hub and the tail end of the prop shaft. The prop will jump loose, it is important to have the big nut threaded onto the end of the shaft.


Alternatively, the style of your motor and propeller set up could be different from the steps outlined above. For instance, instead of using a propeller but tab washer, you could have a cotter pin and when dealing with this style of the motor assembly; it becomes essential to remove the parts and line them up. These steps can be followed to remove inboard as well as outboard propellers.


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Created on Sep 5th 2019 02:44. Viewed 32 times.

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