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Cool. You made it look easy but only because you had all the right tools to hand when you need them. My only thought was the prop has no antifoul/propspeed, so the cost saving of changing the prop in the water might have its compromises.
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My only thought was the prop has no antifoul/propspeed, so the cost saving of changing the prop in the water might have its compromises.
Any reason the prop couldn't have been coated before installing it underwater? Ummm... no.

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Any reason the prop couldn't have been coated before installing it underwater? Ummm... no.
No criticism meant at all. Indeed I was complimenting you on your skills making it "look" easy.

I admit I hadn't thought about pre coating the prop (though it doesn't look like it in the vid) but all that handling wouldn't do the antifouling any good.

Still-and-all I meant it as a comment/observation which you have addressed, NOT a criticism. Sorry if you or anyone else took it otherwise.
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Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation

Doing this underwater would I assume require the bolts precoated with locktite. My props were installed at commissioning before launch,but even so, one of these precoated bolts worked loose resulting in a lost blade. Most inconvenient. The other bolts were loose, too.

Ever since, I have thoroughly cleaned all threads with acetone, and then liberally coated the threads with red locktite. Always tight 2 years later. I don't trust anyone else to perform this task.

I just say this to suggest you check those bolts periodically.
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