Re: [Michalak] Mutineers and Park Rangers
- A bit of brass rod is better than an old nail for a shear pin, but if
there's an outboard dealer or shop anywhere near, you should pick up some
real shear pins. They're cheap. For my Honda 2 I don't go to the Honda
$tore, I just use pins for a Johnnyrude 3-4 that I get cheap at an
Brass rod bends when you hit something, possibly jamming the propeller on.
:o( A real shear pin may bend a little, but it'll break with a hard hit
and not jam. A punch and hammer will get a broken pin out, but sometimes
you need to file the broken end of the pin. One should always carry spare
shear pins, an appropriate punch, a small hammer and a small file in ones
boat. Do as I say, not as I do. ;o)
You motor may vibrate a bit from the damaged propeller, but don't worry
about it if it isn't bad. I just replaced the propeller on my "big" boat's
motor, a 9.9 high thrust with a very expensive 4-blade propeller. I'd spun
the rubber hub by hitting something. :o( Boy! The motor sure runs
smoothnow now! :o) Smoother than it ever has since I got the boat, which
means that the PO wasn't too careful about where he was going either. <g>
There was no visible damage to the prop blades, but apparently they were a
little bit off...
Getting your propeller repaired is a lot cheaper than buying a new
propeller. That's what I would have done, but I needed instant
On Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:34:25 -0700, Curran wrote:
> Thanks Joe - it was the sheer pin! I got the prop off last night and am
> planning on taking Max's advice and buying some brass dowel and using
> for the next pin.
> I'm having trouble getting the piece of the pin that's still running
> through the shaft out; my plan is to gently tap it with a punch and ball
> peen hammer.
> There was a little ding/crack in one of the propeller blades (crack was
> less than 1/4") that I'm guessing is where I hit. I looked at buying a
> prop and some of them were more than I paid for the engine, while some of
> the used ones on ebay appear to be in worse shape than mine is, so I'm
> thinking I'll just keep with what I've got...
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