How to Replace a Propeller and Install a Skeg Guard

I broke my prop, this is how to replace it

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How to Replace a Propeller and Install a Skeg Guard
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Broke 2 of my prop blades and the skeg

Broke 2 of my prop blades and the skeg

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Use a block, to stop the prop from turning, then loosen the bolt

Use a block, to stop the prop from turning, then loosen the bolt

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The dimensions for your prop will be stamped here. I have a 14.5 19 which means the diameter is 14.5 inches with a 19 degree pitch

The dimensions for your prop will be stamped here. I have a 14.5 19 which means the diameter is 14.5 inches with a 19 degree pitch

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This is the new prop and hub kit I'll be replacing it with

This is the new prop and hub kit I'll be replacing it with

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When choosing a prop kit, make sure you match the teeth count. Mine is 15

When choosing a prop kit, make sure you match the teeth count. Mine is 15

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Clean and grease

Clean and grease

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Install with the tapered end down

Install with the tapered end down

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Then the adapter

Then the adapter

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Prop

Prop

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Adapter

Adapter

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Locking washer, aligned with the groove

Locking washer, aligned with the groove

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Then the nut

Then the nut

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Make sure you check for clearance once you've tightened it down

Make sure you check for clearance once you've tightened it down

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Once you know the clearance is ok, bend the ends of the lock washer up to the sides of the nut

Once you know the clearance is ok, bend the ends of the lock washer up to the sides of the nut

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I'm also installing a Skeg guard. Just tap this on with a rubber mallet

I'm also installing a Skeg guard. Just tap this on with a rubber mallet

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Check for clearance

Check for clearance

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Then drill the 2 holes with a 1/4" bit. I used a cobalt bit and it went through the aluminum like butter

Then drill the 2 holes with a 1/4" bit. I used a cobalt bit and it went through the aluminum like butter

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Use the loc tite and hardware provided with the kit

Use the loc tite and hardware provided with the kit

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Apply to both sides

Apply to both sides

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Then screw them in

Then screw them in

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Check the clearance again and you're all good

Check the clearance again and you're all good

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