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Again, this doesn't work if the nut is recessed at all and will have problems unless you can get the tool flat against the nut.


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I'm thinking I can make one from a short piece of pipe with the right diameter. I'll drill and tap it to put short hex head machine screws inside to engage the notches. Larger holes at the other end will allow a pry rod to provide torque.
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eherlihy, what is that tool you had in your photo (Crazy Looking Socket I have one in my chart table from the PO - no idea what it is for.
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The one in your chart table might be for opening deck caps, water or fuel types.
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eherlihy, what is that tool you had in your photo (Crazy Looking Socket I have one in my chart table from the PO - no idea what it is for.
Assuming that you meant this picture; , and not the motorcycle steering bearing wrench.

This is an adjustable deck plate wrench/key. It is a great tool to have.


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Thanks guys. Apologies for the brief hijacking. Makes perfect sense; I have the standard 'keys' aboard, so I guess this is just a backup which will fit both diesel and water - probably also for the emergency tiller deck plate - and perhaps provide more leverage when needed. Cool.
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Again, this doesn't work if the nut is recessed at all and will have problems unless you can get the tool flat against the nut.
Based on his pic it appears that it'd work just fine. The prongs extend about 1/4" from the flat. Usually for those nuts it's either a two prong spanner or a chisel and hammer (tap,tap,tap).

I've seen cutting a pipe to fit as well.

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