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petemac

The rope got caught in the prop shaft and wedged into the metal arm that holds it. The boat seems to run and drive ok but i'm not happy with leaving a hank of ropewedge between the prop shaft and the arm, what do i need to do to free it? many thanks in advance for the good advice! Crazy.gif

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SacRiverRat

Ok Alex, I think I'll go with

"what is a knife..."

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Greg_S
Ok Alex, I think I'll go with

"what is a knife..."

ROFL.gifClap.gifTease.gif

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Skiline00
Ok Alex, I think I'll go with

"what is a knife..."

(Deep announcer voice)"Tell him what he's won"!!! Yahoo.gif

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srud

Yep, I think a knife going to be the tool of choice. I think you should be getting that off sooner rather than later.

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obski

If the part on the shaft has fused, you may need to have a serrated blade to get it off.

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BlastRlxi

If you tried to use a knife and cut it off and couldn't get it off for some reason, you may have to pull the prop. If so, do a search and you'll find info on pulling a prop off.

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SacRiverRat

If a knife really doesn't work... I'd use a dremel® brand rotary tool with a cut-off wheel...

That'd make quick work of it

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petemac

You guys are great! The knife thing is really funny about 5 more times would be helpful. The part about the rope stuck into the prop shaft and arm area must have been overlooked Surprised.gif Thanks there is one of you guy tha actually had decent advice.

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Henken
You guys are great! The knife thing is really funny about 5 more times would be helpful. The part about the rope stuck into the prop shaft and arm area must have been overlooked Surprised.gif Thanks there is one of you guy tha actually had decent advice.

Yah gotta admit it was funny :lol:

I would try using a 90 degree pick or maybe even a simple ice pick. If you unable to remove it all from the teflon bearing inside your prop strut, I probably wouldn't sweat it to bad. Its definitely not worth pulling your drive shaft. :)

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petemac

You guys are great! The knife thing is really funny about 5 more times would be helpful. The part about the rope stuck into the prop shaft and arm area must have been overlooked Surprised.gif Thanks there is one of you guy tha actually had decent advice.

Yah gotta admit it was funny :lol:

I would try using a 90 degree pick or maybe even a simple ice pick. If you unable to remove it all from the teflon bearing inside your prop strut, I probably wouldn't sweat it to bad. Its definitely not worth pulling your drive shaft. :)

Thank you that was greatly appreciated!!!

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MoonDawg

OK..I'll admit that I once sucked up a ski rope with my Berkeley Jet Drive. What a mess...I used a propane torch to melt it off the shaft.

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