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Prop strut


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I just purchased an Acme 1235 from Nettle's (awesome service btw), and went out to remove the old prop and tried to turn the shaft to align the key to 1200 as the directions on this forum recommended. It was pretty hard to get to turn and when it did it sounded like sand was inside the strut, nasty grinding noise. I have only put 10 or so hours on the boat in a very clean lake and the prior owner lived on a pretty clean lake as well. Is there a way to grease the strut? I see two allen screws on the port side of the strut but don't want to take apart something that doesn't need it. I have never noticed any binding or wierd noises while driving the boat. Is this normal or should it be smooth?

2006 Malibu Vride 45hrs..

thanks for any help.

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Soak the strut with the garden hose and then turn it, or check it right after you pull her out of the lake. When dry mine makes a noise. I believe struts are water lubricated. I won't say bushing or bearing here as that is a debate I do not want to get into. :lol:

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Soak the strut with the garden hose and then turn it, or check it right after you pull her out of the lake. When dry mine makes a noise. I believe struts are water lubricated. I won't say bushing or bearing here as that is a debate I do not want to get into. :lol:

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Pretty much everything under the water line is water cooled and lubricated. :cheers:

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