Prop Port???

Crabman

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What's that inspection port to the prop called? Anyone have one they wish to comment on? You like it? Ever used it offshore while attached to something like a 5/8" to 3/4" yellow poly?
 

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cleanout tube

I don't have a cleanout tube in my boat I just have spurs. Spurs will cut 1" nylon clean.
 

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I have one in the boat I just bought,never had one before.It could save you if you got wound up and couldn't move.I know a lot of boats that have them.I have always had spurs before and will be putting a set on this boat when I get a chance.I wouldn't bother with the pizza cutters personaly,although some people like them.Every time I saw rope on them when the boat was hauled.Some friends had a cleanout tube in a 36 jc years ago,he was trying to unwind some rope laying on the deck with his arm down into the tube,he was getting wet with water washing thru the scuppers,so someone thought they would bring her up into the wind.He ended up with a huge gash in the side of his hand.Things happen I guess.Are you thinking of putting one in?
 

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I've got one in the H&H never used it yet but have used them on other boats i was on, they are lifesavers when you have a couple of corklines and webbing wound up in the wheel. Hacksaw blade on a stick works really good for sawing through wound tight rope. Well worth having.
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Great replies. Thanks Steve, that's it in great pictures.

Don't know if I will put one in. Still considering it. I hate cold water. If it will save me from doing a swim, it will be worth it.

One dark stormy night, we had a line from a bird go into the wheel. There were a lot of oh craps, which led to, whatta u gonna do now, Cap? The prop was stopped in forward with 3/4" poly. The spurs kicked in with some reverse and each shift we got little more. It was my only time I had something in the wheel a spur could handle and they worked fantastic.

Is this a good feature over spurs or possibly along with spurs or a waste of money.
 

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Spurs work great,but I have seen a lot of people lately have been making the holding blocks more rugged than the recommended mount.They are designed to fail so you don't rip the outside bearing off.I have never had anything in the wheel the spur wouldn't handle,but you never know,last summer I picked up a offshore lobster trawl all balled up,5/8ths rope.That could have ruined some ones day for sure.I have seen them cut nylon mooring penants clean off.I may like having the inspection port.It would be nice to be able to see your wheel without going swimming,you could also put on a zinc.
 

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What's up with your prop nuts Steve?

They look corroded, steve should polish'm up a bit:D

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Hey Steveinak, youre nuts are still up for discussion. Really no one can tell you that your nuts are backwards.
 

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Hey Steveinak, youre nuts are still up for discussion. Really no one can tell you that your nuts are backwards.

I don't even know if MY nuts are backwards :rolleyes: now the prop nuts i put them on that way to see if Travis the prop nut nazi is paying attention :D
 

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Great replies. Thanks Steve, that's it in great pictures.

Don't know if I will put one in. Still considering it. I hate cold water. If it will save me from doing a swim, it will be worth it.

One dark stormy night, we had a line from a bird go into the wheel. There were a lot of oh craps, which led to, whatta u gonna do now, Cap? The prop was stopped in forward with 3/4" poly. The spurs kicked in with some reverse and each shift we got little more. It was my only time I had something in the wheel a spur could handle and they worked fantastic.

Is this a good feature over spurs or possibly along with spurs or a waste of money.

I wished I had one. Swimming in the middle of the night 95 off the beach is not fun. I picked up a nylon net from a dragger and spurrs wouldn't have done a thing. If I ever build new that is going in!!!!!
 
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