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    Prop removal/ drive shaft holder idea

    Here's an idea I had for making prop removal a little easier and now you can do it at the boat ramp. The idea is pretty simple, the pieces of layered lexan polycarbonate (aka bullet proof glass) hold the drive shaft holder in place in the trailer hitch of a car. This will prevent vices from breaking when trying to remove a prop. The drive shaft holder is held in place very very tight. It takes a pair of vice grips to pull the whole thing out. I used lexan because the stuff is damn near indestructible and when it is layered like mine it is hard as steel.


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    Do you really think that will take the torque of the spline holder nut? If it takes a couple hundred foot pounds to loosen the prop, there is going to be a ton of pressure on the nut surfaces. That sucker is going to have to be *really* tight.

    I will be interested in hearing how it works?

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    good work !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfRider View Post
    Do you really think that will take the torque of the spline holder nut? If it takes a couple hundred foot pounds to loosen the prop, there is going to be a ton of pressure on the nut surfaces. That sucker is going to have to be *really* tight.

    I will be interested in hearing how it works?
    Time will tell. It is *really* tight and I can always slide the whole thing back into the hitch if needed.

    I'll let you know how it works in about 6 months

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    Mike, this is what I use. A breaker bar channeled between a couple of small pieces of wood on a 2x4. Absolutely does not budge and that 3/4" drive has the strength to handle the torque.

    Carries to the ramp easily, sits low, and a scrap piece of wood allows for a nice work bench to keep from scratching your pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashvegas View Post
    Mike, this is what I use. A breaker bar channeled between a couple of small pieces of wood on a 2x4. Absolutely does not budge and that 3/4" drive has the strength to handle the torque.

    Carries to the ramp easily, sits low, and a scrap piece of wood allows for a nice work bench to keep from scratching your pump.

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    Looks good Jeff! I actually like your method better than mine, its simpler.
    I hope shoe prop gauges are working out good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    Looks good Jeff! I actually like your method better than mine, its simpler.
    I hope shoe prop gauges are working out good for you
    Thanks. The prop gauges you sold me work great. Have pitched a few props using them with good results!

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