Removing a boat propeller might seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and guidance, it's a process that can be done quickly and efficiently. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of removing a boat propeller, based on the insights shared by Tyler from BoardCo in this video, "How To Remove a Prop."
Tools You'll NeedBefore you start, make sure you have the following tools on hand:
Removing the Prop Nut
The first step in removing a boat propeller is to take off the prop nut. You can do this using a handheld ratchet or an impact gun. If you're using a ratchet, make sure one person is holding the prop while another person is using the ratchet. If you're using an impact gun, you'll also need an extension and a socket.
Removing the Prop
There are a couple of methods you can use to remove the prop.
Once the prop is free, be careful when removing it as there is a small keyway that you don't want to lose.
Installing the New Prop
When installing the new prop, you'll need to align the keyway on the prop with the keyway on the shaft. Once aligned, slide the prop on.
Next, take the new prop nut and get it started on the shaft. Use your tool of choice to tighten it securely.
The final step is to insert the new cotter pin.
Removing a boat propeller is a straightforward process once you know the steps and have the right tools. Remember, when looking for a prop puller, make sure you know the shaft diameter on your boat to get the right one.
If you have any further questions or need assistance with boat servicing, or if you're looking to get a new prop or even a new boat, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts at BoardCo. They're ready to help you with all your boating needs.