Re: Bow truster problem
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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Hi Eloi and others who I am sure are out there with similar problems.
In my previous I commented that some hubs and propellers don't match well. I had some choices in my spares and found I could mix and match. However you are dealing with a nylon hub and fiberglass propeller. Both relatively "soft" materials easy enough to carefully adjust the fit. I say carefully since you want to retain true shape. It is possible to pare the hole in the propeller with the corner side of a flat file. There are engineers paring tools but I don't have one.
As to hammering, I agree not a good idea when you think of the gears you are hammering against. A large G clamp (or cramp to some people) is a better alternative. A large socket (just larger than the hole in the propeller) on the propeller side and a piece of flat wood on the back of the thruster. Wind up the clamp (cramp) and the prop goes on smoothly. No banging with a hammer and much less chance of damage to the gears. But the better solution is to make them a neat push on fit.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl