Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mandeville, LA, USA
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Why does my prop keep spinning?
On my Cheoy Lee 44, when I raise the sails and kill the engine, the prop starts spinning if I get over about 5 knots. I've tried shifting into forward and/or reverse, but it has no effect whatsoever-- the prop keeps spinning. The engine is a 50HP Perkins 4.108 Diesel and the transmission is a Borg Warner Velvet Drive.
I know this can't be good on the bearings and the packing gland. Any advice on how to stop this?