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13 minutes ago, J-Doc said:

Thanks Champ.  That's a good idea.

Funny story...

I had a magnet (like one of those nail magnets you use around the house) and I tied some mason line to it and tossed it in where I thought the rod might be.  As I tossed it in, the handle came off and I watch it sink too. :lol:

At the time........I was not laughing.  The look of shock/disgust was probably comical thought.

Some things are meant to be, no matter what we mortals try.

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I just spun off a stainless steel prop yesterday on Beaver from my Yamaha 250 4 stroke. 80 foot of water. I can see it in my minds eye sinking fast. It was ironic, I had just bought a spare prop that day as an extra but I did not have a spare nut. I got 2 nuts now. Well, that's not exactly how I meant to say it, I have 1 nut on the new prop and 1 extra nut. 

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29 minutes ago, Champ188 said:

What happened to the cotter pin?

That's what I would like to know. It must have been rusted and broke, has been in saltwater. Hard lesson to learn. You would think there would be more protecting a nut from loosening than a small cotter pin. I now have 2 nuts and 2 cotter pins. 

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Just now, Robert Haynes said:

That's what I would like to know. It must have been rusted, has been in saltwater. Hard lesson to learn. You would think there would be more protecting a nut from loosening than a small cotter pin. 

Wow, that's good information to know. I'm gonna check mine before I go this weekend. Sorry about your prop. That's a chunk of change but probably not worth filing on insurance and risking being cancelled.

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Mine does not use a cotter pin.  Mine is like a nylon lock nut and uses little tabs to fold inward.   Came that way with the Flow Torq III hub kit.  It has always bothered me but I've got over 180hrs on the motor now and it's not failed yet.

Flow Torq III Kit

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/flo-torq-iii-hub-kit-mercury-mercruiser-835257k-9.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw4fy_BRCX7b6rq_WZgI0BEiQAl78nd6GR4YM90CotHIlhC5gszZULpz37vw084zYIf1WtSHAaAiAR8P8HAQ

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