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In Reply to: Outboard Motor Issues posted by nate on June 30, 2003 at 12:01:06:
On a couple other message boards, a broken shear pin was suggested, and I tried to see if the prop would spin freely, which it did not. Now I'm lost again.
OK, so I jumped in the water, and put it in gear, and it did not spin freely. it went about 1/2 turn each way very freely, and after that it gave some tension but was still easy to rotate, but definitely didn't spin. Now what? I took it out of the water and I'm going to mount it in a trash can and see what I can see.
Nate, It sounds to me like you have a spun prop. That is; the prop hub is pressed together metal in metal like putting two doughnuts one inside the other with a rubber bushing between the metal. when the bushing breaks, it saves the motor shaft. The prop will still spin, but under load the inner hub turns and the prop slips. This causes the loss of propulsion. Just a thought, Tailgunner
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