SailNet Community - View Single Post - Frozen Prop
Thread: Frozen Prop
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 04-15-2009
Fstbttms
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,182
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Shock and vibration are part of what makes prop pullers work. Most even have a flattened spot on the tool that is a "hammering pad", if you will. They are designed to be beat on. Of course you don't bang on the prop or shaft themselves. I'd wager that I've pulled more props than anybody else on this board, all of them using the technique I've described. Never damaged anything doing it, transmissions included.

It is a rare prop that just comes right off when you apply the puller, as the OP is discovering.

Last edited by Fstbttms; 04-15-2009 at 10:37 AM.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome