Thread: Speed freaks racing nose cone
11-12-2011, 05:42 PM #1
Speed freaks racing nose cone
After a few hours of riding this is what I found when I went to change my prop over.. I found it with the thread broken and just sitting loose on the shaft. I guess the picture tell you .
Has any one else had this problem??
11-12-2011, 05:47 PM #2
they corrode heavily.. I threw mine away after a few hrs.
11-12-2011, 05:50 PM #3
11-12-2011, 07:46 PM #4
I remember the threads on mine looking a little delicate. But i dont tend to overtighten things (because nothing more annoying than damaged threads) and also after mine came loose once, i ran it back on with red lock tight. so, do you think yours was overtightened (as mentioned already)?
I ride in fresh water, so im lucky enough to not worry about corrosion on mine.
11-12-2011, 08:19 PM #5
this happened to me as well, it comes loose and then the alum is just so soft it gets chewed up beating against the prop. i think if these were 6061 alum it wouldn't happen
11-12-2011, 08:42 PM #6
New SFR Nose cone for S-3 hulls and beyond
Here's the SFR new nose cone I'm using with great results. It is longer, to cover up the tapered shaft of the 2010-2011 drive shafts. I hand tightened it up with Red Loctite and let it set up for 48 hours prior to use.
11-12-2011, 08:48 PM #7
We have had the same thing happen. Just use the Solas green cone or the R&D now.
11-12-2011, 09:41 PM #8
I've had a SF nose cone on my Solas impeller for 2 years without any issues.
11-13-2011, 05:42 AM #9
Im 100% that I only hand tighten it. Any way I guess I'll be just have to use Solas or r&d.
11-13-2011, 09:05 AM #10
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mine has been on 2 yrs in fresh water never any trouble
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