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prop puller

JAGJAG Posts: 178 Crazy Baller
edited September 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
End of season here in MI so want to pull the prop on my MB Sports 190. Dumb question but is there a place that would rent the puller? I just want to have the OJ four blade reconditioned so seems a waste to buy a puller for one use.

thanks,

RPG

Comments

  • skimaster93skimaster93 Posts: 5 Baller
    RPG,

    Where in MI are you located?
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 374 Solid Baller
    You don't really need a prop puller, just wedge a piece of wood between a blade and the bottom of the hull and use your wrench.
    Andre Broussard - Louisiana
  • slalomboy96slalomboy96 Posts: 72 Baller
    Go see your local boat shop, they may lend you one if you leave a security deposit,
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 309 Baller
    edited September 2012
    I agree with Broussard, just hammer the everloving S*** out of it. : )

    Kidding kind of, I have popped them off by putting a piece of wood on the back hub and tapping on it.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • SpartanSkiSpartanSki Posts: 79 Baller
    First of all, I can't believe it is the end of the season, and why did Michigan get so cold so fast? I just got lessons last week and I need to practice dang it!

    Second, @rpg, where abouts are you? I'm in Clarkston and have one if you are near by. Then again, if you were near by I'm pretty sure Skier's Pier will rent/loan them.
  • DWDW Posts: 2,021 Mega Baller
    The prop can be removed without a puller as noted by using a piece of wood and tapping it off that way. But, it sounds like you might have not played with the prop for several years, or the prop has been on the shaft for a long time and is on there pretty tight. If this is the case, the prop will be very difficult to remove and a puller will be the most effective and best way to remove it without damaging it. I might consider loosening the nut (assuming it is a good nyloc one) and popping it in reverse a couple of times (in the water) to loosen the prop from the shaft.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,781 Mega Baller
    @rpg I second the "where in MI" comment.
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 309 Baller
    If it has been on there for a long time, spray it down with PB break and let it sit overnight or for an hour or two at least.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • sixballsixball Posts: 254 Baller
    Close to Midland If you are up in this area. I have one.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,872 Infinite Pandas
    Ever since I bought a prop puller, my props have come off on their own. DW's idea is a great start. Hold the prop and tap with a hammer on the shaft and a loose prop will come off. I did say tap. Get the puller if more than a tap is needed.
    Eric
  • boarditupboarditup Posts: 585 Crazy Baller
    I am in Allendale and have one you can use. [email protected]
    Karl DeLooff - Powered by the wind
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 740 Crazy Baller
    Call Acme Props and ask for their ◦ harmonic puller
    It's kind of like a cap nut. You remove your cotter key and prop nut then thread the harmonic puller on in place of the prop nut. Hit the end of the harmonic puller with the hammer and the prop is instantly loose. This is by far the easiest and safest way to remove the prop. I've even done it in the water!!!! I think it cost about $30
  • JAGJAG Posts: 178 Crazy Baller
    thanks so much everyone. I'm in the Farmington Hills area. Our lake is in the Irish Hills (Lake LeAnn). Season sort of came to a halt when one of our members broke his leg 2 Sunday's ago in the course.

    Boat is a 2002 MB Sports 190 with 600 hours and the prop has never been off so anticipate it being pretty tight. Just wanted to clean up a couple dings on it over the winter.

    Rather than bother you fine folks, let me ask Skier's Pier (they're right around the corner) or Devils Lake Marina (M/C dealer out near our lake) if they have one they can rent.

    If not, I'll be more than happy to rent one from you folks if the offer still stands.

    Kindest Regards,

    RPG
  • JoepruncJoeprunc Posts: 262 Baller
    edited September 2012
    I used a rental automotive ball joint press from VatoZone.
    It had an open end to go around the drive shaft. But I have a 3 blade prop.
    It looked like this one
  • JAGJAG Posts: 178 Crazy Baller
    pulled the nut and cotter pin and the prop is on solid. Light amount of tapping didn't budge it. So I found a used puller and will go that route. thanks for all your comments and offers of goodwill.

    RPG
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