[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 1:52 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Autoprop H6 Tools
I'm preparing to replace the bearings in my Autoprop.
I've got the H6 LH (left hand) Tab Screw model.
You need a "Peg Spanner" to get the round outer covers off, and
another "Peg Spanner" to get the Tab Screw off, and a "Nut
Spanner" to get the Tab Screw Nut off. The combined cost of these
tools from Brunton is over $370, which is crazy excessive. The boat is in
Grenada, and I'm in the midwest.
There are a variety of "Adjustable Pin Wrenches" on Amazon, but I
need the diameter of the "pin" holes in the cover, as well as the
diameter of the pins in the Tab Screw. Does anyone have that info?
The "Nut Spanner" looks like a socket with the perimeter filed down
leaving four "legs". This is the expensive tool at $192.
I don't know that anyone makes something similiar that would work, any
suggestions? I think I saw on this forum that someone had filed down a
socket to fit but I can't find that post or file.
Just FYI I made my own "Prop Puller" from a piece of aluminum plate
with three holes for the zinc nose cone bolts and a large hole in the
center. Using this aluminum plate with my bearing puller (Harbor Freight
$50) does a great job of popping the prop off. Brunton wants $236 for the
If I can get this info together I'll post drawings of the tool fabrication in
the files section.