When you speek of "play" are you referring to wiggle between the blades,
or wiggle on the shaft, or somewhere else?
When I grab on blade and hold it still and then attempt to rotate either of
the other 2 blades they will rotate +or- ~1/16th of an inch. I've checked
this play every time it is out of the water for the last 5 years and it
hasn't changed. I typically disassemble, clean, reassemble, paint and then
grease. Sometimes I just sand it and paint then grease, skipping the
disassemble/reassemble part. Greasing it always "tightens" things up.
Little if any play afterwards. The wear I observe on the internals seems
consistent with the polishing you would expect where 2 surfaces come in
contact with one another.
S/V Sea Hawk
1989 C&C 37+
On Nov 30, 2016 3:30 PM, "Brian Fry via CnC-List" <email@example.com>
> I purchased La Neige last year. She has a 3 blade max prop folding prop.
> There was alot of slop/play and I removed it and sent it back to the
> manufacturer. It was refurbished, then returned to me. The local yard, a
> Max Prop approved installer assisted in the reinstallation. At the time I
> thought there was still some play, but hte yard assured me it was fine.
> After haulout this year I again noticed the excessive amount of play.
> After disassembly I see some worrying wear on the gears. So, I removed it
> to ship it back again. After cleaning it I reassembled it to place it in
> the box for shipping and I notice the play is almost negligible.
> I called the Rep at the Manufacturer and he is as baffled as I am.
> Does anyone here have any ideas what may be causing this? (play when
> installed, but not when removed from shaft?)
> Brian Fry
> S/V La Neige
> 1993 C&C 37/40XL
> HdG Maryland
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