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#11562392 - 04/24/16 03:11 PM Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut?
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
I'm curious if anyone has changed their prop on a Motorguide Xi5? If so, why?

Also I keep seeing these Eliminator prop nuts... they look neat for sure, but I was wondering if anyone uses one.

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#11562497 - 04/24/16 04:26 PM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
I have an Eliminator prop nut on my Minn Kota now, but I have not tried it yet. I'm not sure how much difference it will make, but the technical reasons seem sound. The issue is I don't know if it will be 1% quieter/smoother (virtually no change) or something worthwhile.

If you do get one, absolutely follow directions in NOT lubricating the o-ring. The grip of that o-ring against the back of the prop is all that prevents the nut from coming loose, so it counts on that grip to work. In this case, the o-ring is not attempting to seal a joint, so no lubricant is desired.

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#11563980 - 04/25/16 11:18 AM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
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Word of caution, keep a pair of channel locks that fit the Eliminator on the boat. I got my line caught up in the prop yesterday and could not get the nut off by hand to clear the line.
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#11564065 - 04/25/16 11:58 AM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: BlueNitro]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueNitro
Word of caution, keep a pair of channel locks that fit the Eliminator on the boat. I got my line caught up in the prop yesterday and could not get the nut off by hand to clear the line.


Thanks for the word of caution. I think I'll put a "strap wrench" in the boat. I have a spare one, and I bet that would do the trick (without scuffing up the prop nut).

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#11564594 - 04/25/16 03:57 PM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
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I use one and they are nice especially for quick prop changes and dont tighten it so tight you cant get it off by hand it wont back off. I tighten mine until its snug then a half turn never loosens up either and can get it off by hand.

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#11569045 - 04/27/16 12:33 PM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Loc: Allen, TX
I had an issued with my MotorGuide 109 36 volt motor. At certain speeds I would get a high pitched hum or whine from the prop. I put on an Eliminator prop nut on it and the hum/whine went away. I also keep a strap wrench on board to remove if necessary to get line out.

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#11576450 - 05/01/16 11:14 AM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
any body change from the 2 blade prop to a 3 blade prop? I'm not sure it's really needed, but I find myself wandering into the thick stuff often.

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#11577902 - 05/02/16 09:52 AM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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One word of caution about removing the prop over water - that pin "falls freely" as soon as you get the nut about halfway off! Make sure you have something to catch it - just in case!!

What a surprise when I was trying to remove the line that got wrapped around the shaft! Brand new Xi5, now with a "newer" pin!

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#11578433 - 05/02/16 01:02 PM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: DFW-fisherman]
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I tightened mine by hand and still had hard time getting it off. Don't know about heat, vibration etc. but mine seems noticeably quieter. Had a guide in my boat a few weeks ago and he noticed the fact that it was much quieter on higher speeds. I'm very happy with mine.


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#11584699 - 05/05/16 09:35 AM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: plasma800]
lamoon78 Offline
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Loc: Livingston Tx
Originally Posted By: plasma800
any body change from the 2 blade prop to a 3 blade prop? I'm not sure it's really needed, but I find myself wandering into the thick stuff often.
The 2 blade Safari is better in the thick stuff than the machette is.

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#11590317 - 05/08/16 06:26 PM Re: Prop change on Xi5? Eliminator Nut? [Re: lamoon78]
plasma800 Offline
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
excellent thanks!

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