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while changing the foot lube i noticed a little play in my prop. the nut was loose and the only thing holding it on was thecotter pin. the other prop was same way. man did i avert some kind of disaster. so all you guys/gals, check your prop nuts (waiting on the remarks). dont forget correct torque when tightening those nuts! fortunately no damage to shaft and bushings appeared ok. whewwww!!!
 

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Yea,thats why I tighten my nuts with snap-on tools. For piece of mind keep a spare set onboard in case you have to pull the prop on the water and happen to drop your nuts.
 

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snap on. same here. cept i wasnt the one who last put those props on. would have been wills marine but not sure. the previous owner had work done on it before i bought it. but who knows. they are on tight now
 

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Dropped my nuts overboard before but was in shallow water and they were easy to find.Water was cold though and my tool got smaller.:poke !!!
 

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there would have to be something wrong initially in how they were installed.

if the props are installed correctly with all of the appropiates thrust washer, spacers, washers, castle nut and cotter pin. the nut should not be able to back off at all.
 
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