Propeller installation instructions

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PROPELLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT: This document guides our dealers, boatbuilders, and company service personnel in the proper installation or service of our products. If you have not been trained in the recommended servicing or installation procedures for these or similar Mercury Marine products, have the work performed by an authorized Mercury Marine dealer technician. Improper installation or servicing of the Mercury product could result in damage to the product or personal injury to those installing or operating the product. NOTE: After completing installation, place these instructions with the product for the owner's future use.

Propeller Installation

Lubricate the Propeller Shaft

! WARNING

Rotating propellers can cause serious injury or death. Never operate the boat out of the water with a propeller installed. Before installing or removing a propeller, place the drive unit in neutral and engage the lanyard stop switch to prevent the engine from starting. Place a block of wood between the propeller blade and the antiventilation plate.

To aid in future removal and corrosion resistance, apply one of the following lubricants to the propeller shaft before propeller installation.

12733

Tube Ref No.

Description

94

Anti-Corrosion Grease

95

2-4-C with Teflon

34

Special Lubricant 101

Where Used Propeller shaft splines Propeller shaft splines Propeller shaft splines

Part No. 92-802867Q 1 92-802859A 1 92-802865Q02

FloTorq l Propellers

1. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

2. Place the locknut retainer over the raised pins and tighten the locknut to the specified torque. 3. Secure the locknut by bending the tabs up against the flats on the nut.

b

a

Flo-Torq l propeller

c

e

f

a - Forward thrust washer b - Propeller

c - Locknut retainer

d - Locknut

e - Raised pins

f - Tabs bent against the locknut

d

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PROPELLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Description 6?15 hp locknut 18?25 hp locknut 30?60 hp locknut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

11.3

100

22.6

16.7

74.6

55

FloTorq ll Propellers

Flo-Torq ll Propellers Fastened with a Locknut

1. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

2. Place the locknut retainer over the raised pins on the drive sleeve adapter and tighten the locknut to the specified torque. 3. Secure the locknut by bending the tabs up against the flats on the nut.

ab

c h

de g

Flo-Torq ll propeller without a hub bushing a - Forward thrust washer b - Drive sleeve

c - Propeller

d - Drive sleeve adapter

e - Locknut retainer

f

45232

f - Locknut g - Raised pins

h - Tabs bent against the locknut

ab c

d ef h

g

i

45233

Flo-Torq ll propeller with a hub bushing a - Forward thrust washer b - Hub bushing c - Drive sleeve d - Propeller e - Drive sleeve adapter f - Locknut retainer g - Locknut h - Raised pins i - Tabs bent against the locknut

Description Locknut propellers without a hub bushing Locknut propellers with a hub bushing

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

136

100

Flo-Torq ll Propellers Fastened with a Castle Nut and Cotter Pin

1. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components, as shown. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

2. Tighten the castle nut to the specified torque. Secure the castle nut to the shaft with a cotter pin.

ab

c d

e f g

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Flo-Torq ll propeller fastened with a castle nut a - Forward thrust washer b - Drive sleeve c - Propeller d - Drive sleeve adapter e - Washer f - Castle nut g - Cotter pin

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Description Castle nut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

FloTorq III and FloTorq IV Propellers

NOTE: The FloTorq lll and lV propellers are designed to have a small amount of free play when installed. This free play allows the propeller to slide back and forth on the drive sleeve adapter (up to 3.17 mm [1/8 in.]) and rotate up to 10 degrees.

Flo-Torq lll and lV Propellers Fastened with a Locknut

1. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components, as shown. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

2. Tighten the locknut to the specified torque.

3. Secure the locknut by bending three of the tabs into the grooves in the drive sleeve adapter.

ab

c de

f

Flo-Torq lll fastened with a locknut

g

a - Forward thrust washer

b - Drive sleeve

c - Propeller

d - Drive sleeve adapter

e - Locknut retainer

f - Locknut

45246 g - Tabs bent into grooves

ab

c de

f

Flo-Torq lV fastened with a locknut

g

a - Forward thrust washer

b - Drive sleeve

c - Propeller

d - Drive sleeve adapter

e - Locknut retainer

f - Locknut

45248 g - Tabs bent into grooves

Description Locknut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

Flo-Torq lll Propellers Fastened with a Castle Nut and Cotter Pin

1. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components, as shown. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

2. Tighten the castle nut to the specified torque. Secure the castle nut to the shaft with a cotter pin.

ab

c d

e f g

45247

Flo-Torq lll propeller fastened with a castle nut a - Forward thrust washer b - Drive sleeve c - Propeller d - Drive sleeve adapter e - Washer f - Castle nut g - Cotter pin

Description Castle nut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

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PROPELLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

FloTorq Reflex Drive Hub Installation

Drive Sleeve Alignment

Alignment Method 1 1. Align the identification number on the aft drive sleeve with the rectangular mark on the front drive sleeve. 2. Insert the aft drive sleeve into the front drive sleeve.

a - Rectangular mark on the front drive sleeve

a

b - Identification number on the aft drive sleeve (1 or 2)

b

2

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Alignment Method 2 1. Align the fingers of the aft sleeve with the pockets of the front sleeve, as shown. 2. Insert the aft drive sleeve into the front drive sleeve.

a

a

b

b

2

a - Wide spacer on front drive sleeve b - Wide gap between fingers on the aft drive sleeve

Installing the Drive Sleeve into the Propeller

1. Ensure there is no gap between the drive sleeve and the aft drive sleeve.

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PROPELLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Insert the drive sleeve assembly onto the propeller and push the drive sleeve assembly onto the propeller.

44720

3. Install the aft washer onto the drive sleeve assembly and lightly tap the drive sleeve assembly into the propeller. The aft washer will contact the propeller when the drive sleeve assembly is properly seated. a - Aft washer

a

44725

IMPORTANT: The FloTorq Reflex drive hub requires the use of the thrust washer that is included with the drive hub kit.

Mercury Outboard Application

1. Install the forward thrust washer onto the propeller shaft.

43671

2. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the supplied components, as shown. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

3. Place the locknut retainer over the raised pins on the drive sleeve adapter and tighten the locknut to the specified torque. 4. Secure the locknut by bending the tabs up against the flats on the nut.

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PROPELLER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT: The FloTorq Reflex drive hub requires the use of the propeller nut included with the drive hub kit. The use of a propeller nut that was not included with the FloTorq Reflex drive hub kit will result with the nylon portion of the locknut not fully engaging the propeller shaft threads.

a

b

g

cdf

a - Forward thrust washer b - Propeller

c - Drive sleeve adapter

d - Locknut retainer

e - Locknut

e

f - Raised pins

g - Tabs bent against the locknut

45424

5. Rotate the propeller to verify interference or binding does not exist between the gear housing and the propeller.

Description Nut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

NOTE: A small amount of rotation play and forward aft play is normal.

Honda and Yamaha Outboard Application

1. Install the correct front thrust washer onto the propeller shaft.

a

b a - Yamaha application

b - Honda application

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2. Install the propeller onto the shaft with the components, as shown. Use the existing castle nut provided with the outboard. If the components supplied with the propeller are different than what is shown, refer to the propeller installation instructions provided with your product or contact your dealer.

3. Place the castle nut retainer over the raised pins on the drive sleeve adapter and tighten the castle nut to the specified torque.

NOTE: A cotter pin is not required to secure the castle nut. Bending the castle nut retainer tabs against the castle nut will secure the nut. 4. Secure the castle nut by bending the tabs on the castle nut retainer up against the flats on the nut. 5. Rotate the propeller to verify interference or binding does not exist between the gear housing and the propeller.

NOTE: A small amount of rotation play and forward aft play is normal.

a

b

g

cdf

Honda outboard application a - Forward thrust washer

b - Propeller

c - Drive sleeve adapter

d - Castle nut retainer

e

e - Castle nut provided with outboard

f - Raised pins

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g - Tabs bent against the nut

Description Castle nut

Nm

lbin.

lbft

75

55

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