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I have an old--don't know exactly how old, but I bought it overseas about twenty-five years ago and it was old then--4-stroke Honda 7.5. Last week I hit the prop--a two blade one--on my rudder and lost thrust even though the engine kept running beautifully. The prop turned easily by hand, and I assumed I had broken the shear pin, but when I pulled the prop the pin was intact. There's a rubber liner inside the prop that is not firmly gripping the part that engages the shear pin, and this is allowing the propeller to turn freely around the shaft. As an absolute novice to outboards, I have no idea what I should do next. Any info/advice will be appreciated.