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Old 12-16-2019, 02:23 PM   #41
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Can anyone recommend a prop puller that can be used under water? I have a 1-1/2" shaft with a 3 blade 20" prop.

Does anyone have a 20 LH 12 pitch for sale? Hard to find little buggers!
I have a bronze Columbia but would entertain others.

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You can rent or buy a control arm bushing puller from Advance Auto Parts. Be sure it has an open Y shape at the end. Its a C clamp style puller. I pulled the prop on my sailboat and it worked great. You buy it for $149, and as long as you return it within 3-4 days, you get all your money back.


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Any tool you use under water, you should be sure to tie a long/strong string or rope to it.
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Old 12-16-2019, 10:38 PM   #42
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Any chance you know a Navy SEAL? They used to blow destroyer props with about three wraps of det cord. Maybe one would do ya.
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Yes. Iíd do it on the hard. My experienced shipwright had a devil of a time getting mine off. Needed a tiger torch and a sledgehammer.

Jim

Maybe it was a ball peen hammer. I canít remember exactly, but it definitely involved the tiger torch.
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If anybody is looking for a prop puller, Second Wave in Gig Harbor has one for sale.

It's good up to 1 5/8" shaft and is similar to this picture and was priced around $70. It's beat up and needs the threads cleaned up.
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Thank you!! I just contacted them to see how I can buy it and get it to DE.
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