can a prop fall off ?

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by noeettica, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    I was told a prop can not fall off ....

    Dave
     
  2. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    I was told the moon landing was a hoax... don't believe everything you hear... ::)
     

  3. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Maybe they were referring to airplanes. :-/
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Only if your nut falls off first... :eek:


    and then put the engine in reverse or slow down fast.
    That'll pull the prop right off....
     
  5. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Lost one today ...

    Someone forgot to put the cotter pin in ...(not Me)

    Was told it was impossible ...
     
  6. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    If you don't put in the cotter pin then its probable. ;D
     
  7. captnron

    captnron Guest


    You hang with Murphy? :)
     
  8. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    you need some of those red pre-flight flags you see on jet fighters, and don't fire up until you have collected them all.
     
  9. Weedy

    Weedy Well-Known Member

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    Oh, never mind, I was gonna be a smarty. Sorry! It sux's, but is funny in the same sense!
     
  10. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Someone Owes me a Prop ... LOL
     
  11. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    This on the 8hp Yamaha you just got??

    -T
     
  12. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Yep

    My fault for not checking ... [smiley=fun_84.gif]
     
  13. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    That does sound like my luck...
     
  14. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Dave, honestly I couldn't tell you if there ever was one in there as I never checked it when I bought it. I never had a reason to take the prop off.

    Looking at the pics in the original ad I can't make it out either. http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1224872570/7#7

    But I have to ask, what the heck were you doing when the prop fell off? Were you floored in reverse or something?

    I ran that motor down the canal by my house 14 miles one way a couple times and never had an issue.

    -T
     
  15. captnron

    captnron Guest

    It's not always abut you!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

    I was referring to "Murphy's Law", buuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttt - any chance he's a relative? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
     
  16. Jacbo

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    I lost a troller prop once. I left the motor in the water while idleing from one light to another and then went to go use the TM and nothing.

    Needless to say I wasn't to happy! :p
     
  17. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Figured out most of it ...It is a ratchetting action when you back off on the throttle That's when the nut comes off ...then the prop...

    If any wants to look for it It is between the Two Power Towers at off the beach at phillippi ...

    I will be putting a very basic how to on outboards that will cover all this ...

    dave
     
  18. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you should have put that class on last week??

    :D :D :D :D
     
  19. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir Mr Tom u r Right .. I Was Half Wrong ...

    Sometimes I am All Wrong ... :-/