Prop not turning

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Dave Hutton
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Location: Wareham

Prop not turning

Post by Dave Hutton » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:01 pm

Hi All
Took the boat out today and the prop isn't turning when the engine is running.
I took off the washer and split pin and pulled out the spring thing - it doesn't seem to have a 'hook' on it (like the picture on SOS spares page) so the end on the spring appears to have gouged out a bit of a channel inside the prop :shock:
So can I assume that the hook on the spring has broken off somehow and I've been running on friction? Its a forty plus BTW. I did clout a rock with it last time out, which stalled the engine - maybe I damaged it? Is the spring the equivalent of a shear pin? If so I will get a spare as well
Could anyone post a pic of what the spring is supposed to look like so I can get the right thing.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Hutton
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:28 am
Location: Wareham

Re: Prop not turning

Post by Dave Hutton » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:23 pm

So I thought I'd read the FAQs after asking a newbie question (makes sense right?) turns out I need a new spring as its done its job !

so order to sos in the morning (with a spare)

Thanks

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