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Old 05-15-2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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Looking for a prop nut

The yard mangled my small prop nut because the worker did not understand that the starboard prop shaft was threaded left handed. Now I am trying to find a nut for my two-inch shaft. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-15-2016, 09:49 AM   #2
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Have you called a prop or shaft shop?

Or have the yard deal with it. They messed it up. Hopefully they didn't bugger up the threads on the shaft.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:53 AM   #3
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The yard has been looking. Threads ok, and nut will probably work, akthough chewed up from monster pipe wrench. The problem is locating nut with left-hand threads.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:55 AM   #4
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Pipe wrench?

Time to look for a new yard.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #5
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A machine shop should be able to clean up the existing nut. The boat's manufacturer or a good prop shop should be able to supply a replacement.


Your boat yard should be able to handle this. Asking the customer to find a replacement for a part they screwed up is pretty bad business practice.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:15 AM   #6
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The yard has been looking. Threads ok, and nut will probably work, akthough chewed up from monster pipe wrench. The problem is locating nut with left-hand threads.
Google marine shaft manufacturers in your area. For every shaft they make or repair they supply a nut.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:18 AM   #7
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Yes,. I should change yards. Nine dollars a day while i work on the boat is a lot of money.

Meanwhile, I'll see If i can get any help from OA.

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Who is looking for a source, not necessarily advice
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A local machine shop can make one for you.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:35 PM   #9
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A local machine shop can make one for you.
Is that a "source" or advice?
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A source!!!
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:29 PM   #11
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A source!!!
Good because "advice" is not welcome.
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Give Bay Propeller or Western Branch Metals a call tomorrow.
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Franks and Jimmy's prop shop in ft. Lauderdale. They have it I'm sure.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:41 PM   #14
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George, Deckape,

Thanks for three ideas. I will give them a call first thing in the am.

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