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    Solas Prop Blue Aluminum Piece

    Guys,

    I was looking my ski over and noticed the Blue Aluminum piece screwed into the prop is loose on the shaft. Do I need to remove the prop to fix this?

    Thanks


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    Yes!

    To keep the nose cone from coming unscrewed i take a flat head screwdriver and a hammer and knick the threads up in 3 places around the cone. Then use some red loc tite and screw it down. You will never have to worry about it coming off again.

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    Personally... I wouldn't pull anything but the intake grate... just to cut that damn cone off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Yes!

    To keep the nose cone from coming unscrewed i take a flat head screwdriver and a hammer and knick the threads up in 3 places around the cone. Then use some red loc tite and screw it down. You will never have to worry about it coming off again.
    That's the way to do it.

    Works perfectly. I don't understand why people have this problem.

    I was looking at one ski this last week-end, and the einstein who changed the prop put the old rubber one on, saying to the client he has a lot of trouble with them riding up the D Shaft... Mate, they only have to look the part to be better..!!

    ONLY, it was on a simple stock with 14/19 change.... gain good prop... loose the advantage. CLient said it was no faster..!!

    I wonder sometimes..!!

    Better this way, or without... stamp on the rubber one, and NEVER fit to any prop apart from orig.... with trepidation...


    BIG +1

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    knock on wood, I have never had an issue. I don't even use loctite. I do pull my props very often, so that may contribute to never having one come loose. I run mostly the blue r and d nose cone or the green solas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Yes!

    To keep the nose cone from coming unscrewed i take a flat head screwdriver and a hammer and knick the threads up in 3 places around the cone. Then use some red loc tite and screw it down. You will never have to worry about it coming off again.
    Thanks all. I posted this, pulled the pump. re-installed the cone. Greased the splines & o-ring. and all back together now. Thanks a bunch. (all in about 1/2 hour)

    Just waiting for my supercharger to show up and hopefully back to the lake.

    Until this thing I hated working on these, this one is way more user friendly than it looks.

    Thanks

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