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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.