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Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by ezbite, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

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    spun my prop today and i did have a spare. unfortunately it was sitting at home. once i got home i did the repair in about 5 minutes. 55 psi torque sound about right for a 1996 merc 150 hp? my question is how do i get the old rubber hub out of the prop without doing damage to it. can it be heated without making the aluminum brittle? i tried pounding on it with an impact socket the same diameter as the hole in the prop on a block of wood with a sledge hammer, but its not budging. i dont want to get crazy with my blows incase i miss...think that will defete the purpose.lol. heat seems like my only option right now. thanks for any help.
     
  2. Orlando

    Orlando Set The Hook!

    I has to be pressed in , take to a prop repair shop
     

  3. KaGee

    KaGee Monkeywrench Staff Member

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    I always torque mine to 85lbs. That's what John on "SHIP SHAPE TV" recommends.
     
  4. New hub at a good prop shop should run in the neighborhood 50-60 bucks.
     
  5. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    Sante Marine Propeller
    Al Soper
    2535 Center St., Bldg. B
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Phone: 216-771-7767
    Fax: 216-771-8867
    E-mail: santemarine@sbcglobal.net
     
  6. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

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    thanks for the replys.
     
  7. I would also consider a stainless steel prop, believe me you'll notice a marked upgrade in performance over aluminum. I run a 4 blade SS on my 150 Evinrude year round, great performance and well worth the money.
     
  8. I lost a prop in Lake Erie a few years ago..I forgot to do some thing ,,I thought no problem I had a spare prop :) but guess what :mad: no hardware ,,had to be towed in
     
  9. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

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    what kind of grease do you guys use on the splined shaft when reinstalling the prop? thanks. i have quicksilver 2-4-C marine lub. will that work.
     
  10. Orlando

    Orlando Set The Hook!

    There is a recommended grease but I just use marine wheel bearing grease
     
  11. Any good marine grease will work.
     
  12. Workdog

    Workdog "One More Time"

    I believe 2-4-C is the recommended. That is what I use.