Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Propeler shaft
It is not difficult to do! You need to be on the hard and have access to a puller and an acetylene torch. I heat the area of the propeller that that slips on the shaft (not the shaft). Once it is hot I use a spray bottle to spray water on the end of the propeller ( this sound strange) but the water is sucked into the hub of the propeller and breaks up any corrosion between the hub and shaft. I several times and then I put the puller on with tension and heat the hub again. I usually use a breaker bar on the puller bolt after heating. I have not experience a failure.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
One further note when you reinstall the shaft make sure you dimple the shaft where the locking bolts secure the shaft to the transmission and make sure you use a locking wire.
Based on personal experience I also a zine on the interior portion of the shaft ahead of the stuffing box about 5 inches ahead of the box. If you have a failure at the transmission connection (which I did experience) it is an easy fix. Hope this helps.
On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:34 AM, maggouilloux maggouilloux@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: