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Shaft Coupler to Shaft attachment
I recently bought a new prop, shaft, and coupling. Our old shaft and coupling were drilled right through, with a bolt right through the entire thing to prevent any kind of slip.
The new coupler simply has 4 bolts, which tighten the grip of the coupler on the shaft. There is no keyway, no setscrews, nothing other than pressure holding the coupler to the shaft.
I don't have any experience in this stuff, so I just wanted to ask if this is a normal arrangement? Is the force of friction alone considered strong enough to hold a shaft to a coupler?
Last edited by dhornsey; 06-27-2008 at 03:29 PM.