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I need to replace the cutlass bearing on my 1983 Ericson E28+. I'd like to do so without removing the shaft, removing the prop instead. (Yes, I plan to use a puller to get the prop itself off.) I can then use a bearing removal tool to press out the bearing and replace it. To remove the prop I need to remove a nut that holds it in place on the shaft. Does anyone have any tips for keeping the shaft from turning while I loosen that nut? I'm anticipating that the nut is on there pretty tight.
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Jam a block of wood between the blade of the prop and the hull. Try to set things up so you have a largish base against the hull for loading, rather than an edge.

Some heat on the nut would help too.

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Run a length of 2X2 between the strut and the rudder to stop the prop from turning. Also, you will not need to heat the nut(s). They will come off with a little elbow grease and an 18" pipe wrench.
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Also, if you use a puller, to remove the prop - Be carefull not to crush the end of the shaft, where the cotter pin goes, as the puller will push hard at that point. I should have put a nail, or something to take up the void space, as I ended up collapsing the hole. I then had to cut a bit off the shaft end, and redrill a new hole for a cotter pin - And there wasn't much room left to do this!
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Putting a nut over the end threads will prevent the puller from crushing the cotter pin hole, yet should still leave you enough room to pull the prop free.

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In addition, if the prop is "stuck" on, leaving the nut on with some slack will prevent the prop and puller from flying off the shaft at a high rate of knots when it finally lets go. (good idea to stand to the side) Don't ask how I know.......

Loading up the puller and giving the (protected) end of the shaft a sharp tap can often break the prop loose.

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In addition, if the prop is "stuck" on, leaving the nut on with some slack will prevent the prop and puller from flying off the shaft at a high rate of knots when it finally lets go. (good idea to stand to the side) Don't ask how I know.......

Loading up the puller and giving the (protected) end of the shaft a sharp tap can often break the prop loose.

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I take it Faster doesn't describe your duck reflexes....
LOL.....maybe not but they were fast enough, thankfully. (no bruises)

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