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My prop is turning but when i give gas the boat doesnt want

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my prop is turning but when i give gas the boat doesnt want to get up and go
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 3 months ago.

Hi John, my name is Jason.

It sounds like you have a bad propeller hub, are you familiar with what that is?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no im not is that where the propeller is
Expert:  Jason replied 3 months ago.

Yes. The propeller hub is on the inside of the propeller itself. The hub is what couples the propeller to the propeller shaft. It's design is sacrificial in that if you ever hit the bottom, hit a log, pick up some rope ect the hub would slip and sacrifice itself and spin so you don't damage the rest of the lower unit, gears, bearings and shafts. They spin if you hit something, and they also can spin if they are old props, as the hub is made of rubber, and it does dry rot and shrink over time. Once they have spun, they will grab somewhat at lower rpms, and then let go when you really put the power down, making it feel like a slipping clutch.

Most people buy a new prop so they can use the boat right away. And You can send also the prop out to have it re-hubbed by a propeller repair shop. On average it runs 75 to 100 dollars. If you do not know where a propeller repair shop is in your area just call your closest dealer. This isn't brand specific, so you could call any dealer or boatyard, as all dealers/boatyards deal with propeller repair shops. And they will be able to tell you were your closest prop repair sop is, or they would just send it out for you. Does that all make sense to you? If yes, did you have any further questions on the issue?

Expert:  Jason replied 3 months ago.

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Thank you


Expert:  Jason replied 3 months ago.

Hi John, just checking in, did you have any other questions on the issue?



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