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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms

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Problem solved....It was due to growth, much more barnacles on the prop than I first thought, also the blades were not moving freely at all. The barnacles on the "hub" were preventing the prop from feathering correctly. 10 minutes in a wetsuit and it was solved, tachs up fine now with plenty of power. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms

This place is freakin' amazing.
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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms

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You problem is proababaly shaft related, whether its growth or cutlass.

I would venture to say if all was fine before it is growth. Its amazing how a few barnacles can retard the boat speed. Thats the simple solution. More complicated could be shaft misalignment, a bad cutless bearing, or the coupling especially since you said you felt vibration, but again growth can cause that also. Think simple first. Chef2sail
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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms

Sorry, Dave... but it was John that nailed the 'stuck in the feathered position'... OK... one cheer for you too!!
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.....Yes because of the Barnacles...but I am jiggy with sharing with John. I would love to me him when I get out that way as he seems like a great guy. He has an awesome boat it looks like too.

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All I can say is..I am glad I was wrong!
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