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#11442368 - 02/26/16 07:05 PM How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat???
me and the boys Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Joshua TX
Salt water has not been kind, its on a merc 125 02 model

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#11442731 - 02/26/16 09:54 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1509
Loc: Orange, Texas
I would try overnight soak with lots of lube and then strike it with a rubber mallet to start with. Next would crank on hose and place in reverse a couple times to jar it loose....(JUST BE SURE IT'S CLEAR BEHIND PROP).

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#11442926 - 02/27/16 02:52 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
me and the boys Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Joshua TX
Crank on hose ??? Explain please

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#11442996 - 02/27/16 06:55 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4577
Loc: Longview, Tx
Hook it up to a water hose so you can crank the engine w/o burning it up.

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#11443714 - 02/27/16 04:21 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2461
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
ear muffs

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#11444893 - 02/28/16 09:59 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 5954
Loc: Emory
There's a really good boat guy in Joshua I'm thinking.... He's on here but I can't think of his name.....redwiggler maybe....search the classifieds.... Honestly sounds like you shouldn't be messing with it
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#11445850 - 02/28/16 07:54 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 18454
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
First try soaking it. Spray liberally with PB Blaster several times and let it sit.

You might try heating the prop with a torch and tapping on the prop to loosen it. Wood block with a hammer or a wooden mallet. All you want to heat is the inside so if its a through hub just heat the inside and try tapping to see if you can break it loose.

Another thing I would try being a redneck and all. If its got past the just stuck but frozen I would try and take one of my gear pullers and jury rig it to grab the prop.

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#11448751 - 03/01/16 07:35 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
BODA Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 329
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
go fishing, forget the cotter pin, leave your spare prop at home, let your phone die, its sure to come off then

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#11449172 - 03/01/16 10:34 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
me and the boys Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Joshua TX
Guys i tell you it is a sum beach!!!
Between prop and a broke gear in the control box its been a but kicker...
I got the gear replaced put back in and now no push button for warm up,,,,,
Turning back to the prop ,,,,, i will get it but dont know what else it will lead into.

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#11449592 - 03/01/16 01:13 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
steve@hydrodynamics Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 6823
Loc: Quitman,Tx
if that thing has been in salt water.. soaking it will do nothing.

your most likely gonna have to heat the hub cylinder and melt the rubber.
then cut the hub off the prop shaft.

ask me how i know that. smile yep.. done it.
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#11451794 - 03/02/16 12:29 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: BODA]
Allen Bass Fisher Online   content
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2187
Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: BODA
go fishing, forget the cotter pin, leave your spare prop at home, let your phone die, its sure to come off then



I agree that should do it. Also bring your wife/girlfriend along so she can remind you what a dumb thing you just did.

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#11453407 - 03/03/16 08:07 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
H-D Dad Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 414
Loc: Lake Fork
Take your boat to a Walmart in Houston. Go shopping for 30mins someone will get it off.
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#11454515 - 03/03/16 03:11 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: H-D Dad]
Josh@SCP Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 401
Loc: Winnsboro TX
Originally Posted By: H-D Dad
Take your boat to a Walmart in Houston. Go shopping for 30mins someone will get it off.




That works awesome on props and tailgates. Good part is you can usually find one at the walmart on the other side of town to replace it.


Edited by Josh@SCP (03/03/16 03:13 PM)
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#11454585 - 03/03/16 03:46 PM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1282
Loc: bayou vista,tx
go rent a puller for an hour.
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#11455616 - 03/04/16 07:30 AM Re: How do i pull this &$@&&$@$ ing prop off my boat??? [Re: me and the boys]
Josh@SCP Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 401
Loc: Winnsboro TX
Originally Posted By: me and the boys
Salt water has not been kind, its on a merc 125 02 model



Call Lakeside Marine and see if they have a puller. He is just right over in Alvarado. 817 9801 8947

I do a couple props a year for them and they are pretty good guys.
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