Re: Play in Brunson H6 prop blade

Mohammad Shirloo

Thanks for the responses. I talked to Bruntons and they agree that it is either the adjustment nut or the bearings may have seated since the rebuild. We are planning on removing the prop in water, make the needed corrections on board (We have the complete rebuild kit on biard) and have the prop reinstalled in water. We have scheduled a diver recommended by a friend that has a boat in the marina nearby. Are there any issues that anyone knows that removing the propeller in water may create, other than the obvious losing of parts or prop?

We do have the original fixed prop on board, does anyone know if there are any adjustments to the drive system needed or can the original fixed prop be installed without any modification or issues?


Mohammad Shirloo
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From: <> on behalf of Denis Elborn via <delborn@...>
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 1:18:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Play in Brunson H6 prop blade
Hi Mohammad,

When you replace the bearings there is adjustment to get the correct play which is locked by a locking ring, this may have come loose, assuming you don’t have a bearing problem.

I think it will be an ‘out of the water’ repair.

Regards, Denis
Fortune A54 #159
St. Raphael 

On 7 Jun 2021, at 9:01 am, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

It sounds to me like something was done wrong, or something is wrong. I have seen the bearings. That is way too much play.

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On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 4:52 PM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Hi everyone;

While diving to clean the hull and the prop, I noticed that one of the blades rocks back and forth about 1/8” to 1/4”. The other two are tight. 

The blades had new bearings installed in 2018  with about 1800 hours on the engine. This is about the time Brunton recommends an overhaul. The work was done at Manoel”s in Malta by workers that seemed competent.

Has anyone run into this ? Any information on repairs ot solutions would be appreciated.


Mohammad Shirloo
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+1-424-644-0908 Fax

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