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    Default Help:removing a locking prop nut without the key?

    i need to replace the hub on the prop that has a locking hub nut ,but don't have the key to do so the place who installed the prop 10yrs ago isnt around anymore. so it looks like some one has made a attempt before,jacking up the nut a little but still removable!! HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE LOCKING NUT WITHOUT ***IN UP THE SHAFT THREADS???


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    Can you gently hammer an undersized socket onto the nut and remove it that way??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpy View Post
    Can you gently hammer an undersized socket onto the nut and remove it that way??
    i tried that cause it works with wheel locks but no luck i didn't want to fug-eri it up to much until i see if anyone has a better idea


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    Not sure on the exact set up - but what about having someone weld a nut to it ? No you can not use mine
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    I've done this before. Go buy another prop lock, take the key out of it and grind down all the raised areas that make the key leaving just 1. Its usually enough bite to get the nut off but you need to be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHC Kirby View Post
    Not sure on the exact set up - but what about having someone weld a nut to it ? No you can not use mine
    Great and quick solution. i have lost my key twice, messed with it for hours. I have a welder, could have done this in minutes, damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by dntnosht View Post
    I've done this before. Go buy another prop lock, take the key out of it and grind down all the raised areas that make the key leaving just 1. Its usually enough bite to get the nut off but you need to be careful.
    This is what I had to do with mine. Worked like a charm
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    not to be a jackass lol. but this thread now gave every thief an idea on how to break into a prop lock...

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    are you saying that there are thieves among us in our tightly knit boating family?


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    I got a sure fire way to get that mother off.

    Step one---30 pack of bud light
    Step two-- Take is to Hullshot
    Step three-- This is the hardest part, Keep Terry and Don away from the beer till the damn thing is off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 76ELIMINATOR View Post
    I got a sure fire way to get that mother off.

    Step one---30 pack of bud light
    Step two-- Take is to Hullshot
    Step three-- This is the hardest part, Keep Terry and Don away from the beer till the damn thing is off.
    this is the next step...but don cant sell me a prop till this ones off...


    welding...question on the welding idea...where would i weld to? it has that steel sleeve around with a brass nut!!

    lock...another lock might be idea i got it soaked with s'ok hoping it will help out!

    hallett21---as far as thief's go im sure they are way ahead of us on getting a lock off
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    Quote Originally Posted by 707DOG View Post
    this is the next step...but don cant sell me a prop till this ones off...


    welding...question on the welding idea...where would i weld to? it has that steel sleeve around with a brass nut!!

    lock...another lock might be idea i got it soaked with s'ok hoping it will help out!

    as far as thief's go im sure they are way ahead of us on getting a lock off
    If he cant sell you a prop till its off, that is more motivation for him to get that thing off. Think about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 76ELIMINATOR View Post
    If he cant sell you a prop till its off, that is more motivation for him to get that thing off. Think about it.
    exactly


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