Trouble removing a prop

John 40

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Trying to remove my nibral propeller. I have a puller on it but can't get it to come off. Any issue with heating the hub with a propane torch while under tension? Wanted to get opinions before going any further. Thanks
 

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Tighten your puller up some more and give it a good bang on the end with a stout hammer. Tighten and give it another thump. Keep doing it until the propeller is off, make sure to tighten all of your points evenly.
 

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Tighten your puller up some more and give it a good bang on the end with a stout hammer. Tighten and give it another thump. Keep doing it until the propeller is off, make sure to tighten all of your points evenly.

I concur it will pop off. I little gentle heat is always welcomed
 

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Prop removal

Apply heat and a few thumps to the bolt on the puller. Don't turn your back on it though, it will fly off when you least expect it !!
 

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Leave one of the nuts on the end of the shaft so the wheel doesn't go flyng into the rudder ,it doesn't matter if its the big nut or the small nut.It may take a while with a bernzo to get enough heat
 

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Thanks for the responses, I'll give it a try tomorrow.
 

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Heat on the hub is the answer, it won't take much if you have a good tension on your puller, you will not hurt the bronze with a propane or MAR gas tourch. Don't hit the end of your shaft while it is connected to the transmission, you can ruin the bearings. Leave one nut on loosely so it does not fly off and hit the skeg bar.
 

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I've seen pros bang the end of the shaft (the prop popped off) while still attached to the transmission...the thrust from the hammer is allegedly nothing compared to the thrust when running the boat. Don't worry about the bearings.
 

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