MaxProp Zinc replacement - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 08-19-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
ereiss is on a distinguished road
MaxProp Zinc replacement

Has anyone successfully replaced the zinc on the end of a classic maxprop while the boat is in the water without benefit of scuba? The diver I've engaged to do it is having a hard time figuring out the six hole/3 hole issue. I have a mask, fins and weight.

Any things you learned when you did it that I could benefit from?

Thank you, in advance, for sharing your experiences.
__________________
Ed Reiss
Being There
Freedom F38 #154
out of Marion, MA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-20-2011
Fstbttms's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,109
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Fstbttms will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by ereiss View Post
Has anyone successfully replaced the zinc on the end of a classic maxprop while the boat is in the water without benefit of scuba? The diver I've engaged to do it is having a hard time figuring out the six hole/3 hole issue. I have a mask, fins and weight.

Any things you learned when you did it that I could benefit from?

Thank you, in advance, for sharing your experiences.
The diver you are using must be slightly retarded. It ain't rocket science. But trying to do it holding your breath would be something of a challenge. I install Max Prop zincs all the time and I wouldn't want to try to do it without air.

If you are going to to do it that way, be sure you have the correct shape zinc (the round "universal" zinc is the safe bet) and the correct screws, as there are two different sizes used, depending on the age of the prop. Also, I have found in some aftermarket Max Prop zincs, all of the screw holes will accept either size screw but the pattern is slightly different, so only three of the holes will match the holes on the prop spinner cap. In any event, have extra screws available, as they are easily dropped. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-20-2011
Don Radcliffe
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 396
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
donradclife is on a distinguished road
Its a five minute job--easy as replacing shaft zincs. I take out one screw per breath, use screwdriver to pry off old zinc and clean up the prop surface, take new one down with one screw and get it started, then its easy from there. Never dropped a screw because they are an odd size, so I'm careful. I tighten them really tight, because I can't use loctite underwater.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-21-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
ereiss is on a distinguished road
Fast, I think you are right. Today I color coded the sets of 3 screw holes on the universal 63 mm zinc. Told him try the black set and if he couldn't get them to fit try the other 3. I know it's the right zinc, that is what the old one read inside. He's going to try again.

If he can't do it, well Don, I'm going to start hyperventilating and get it done. Figure I will tape the first screw to the hex wrench which will be tied to my wrist. The old zinc is off, just need to get the new one screwed in.

Thank you all for your help and advice.
__________________
Ed Reiss
Being There
Freedom F38 #154
out of Marion, MA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-21-2011
Fstbttms's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,109
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Fstbttms will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by ereiss View Post
If he can't do it, well Don, I'm going to start hyperventilating and get it done. Figure I will tape the first screw to the hex wrench which will be tied to my wrist. The old zinc is off, just need to get the new one screwed in.

Thank you all for your help and advice.
Here's a video I made earlier this year. At about 6:50 in, you can see me doing a Max Prop zinc installation:

Forum Version Hull Cleaning Hunter 41 Part 2 1.6.11.MP4 - YouTube
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MaxProp or Autoprop? LJD Gear & Maintenance 57 02-07-2011 05:12 PM
Flex-o-fold v. MaxProp? danielgoldberg Gear & Maintenance 2 08-06-2008 10:56 PM
Atomic 4 Feathering Propeller MaxProp PYI greybeard54 Gear & Maintenance 0 07-14-2008 10:22 PM
zinc replacement TXS-ALAMO Gear & Maintenance 9 07-12-2007 08:53 PM
Volvo Folding vs Maxprop feathering uri General Discussion (sailing related) 1 06-27-2002 08:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.