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    Default Spun rubber bushing in Prop

    Hi All,
    I have a 20 hp honda 4 stroke and the prop has spun the rubber bushing in the hub,there is no damage to the motor,dont even know what I hit.Anyways my question is ,have tried to find a replacement rubber hub but have been unsucessful,any ideas on a easy fix so I can use it as a spare prop.It only works at just above idol.
    Thanks Everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsailor View Post
    Hi All,
    I have a 20 hp honda 4 stroke and the prop has spun the rubber bushing in the hub,there is no damage to the motor,dont even know what I hit.Anyways my question is ,have tried to find a replacement rubber hub but have been unsucessful,any ideas on a easy fix so I can use it as a spare prop.It only works at just above idol.
    Thanks Everyone
    You should post this in the Honda or propeller forums here.

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    Just realised I was in the wrong forum !0m seconds after I posted this.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Spun rubber bushing in Prop

    eh your choices are take it to a prop shop and have it re hubbed or toss it and buy a replacement.... the rubber hubbed props are pressed and bonded together so it's not like the newer modular props where you change it out yourself in a couple minutes
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    Take it to a prop guy. For 50 bucks,you get your prop back,like new.
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    Default Re: Spun rubber bushing in Prop

    There are no prop shops whereI live in NW ontario unfortunatley,

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsailor View Post
    There are no prop shops whereI live in NW ontario unfortunatley,
    Where are you Andrew? Is there a marina nearby? They can give you a name of where to send it, if not, I can probably source one for you. I thought you were stateside, so as usual, it'll cost you a bit more. I've got my 14x11 in for repair at a local shop and they estimate $70, but it beats buying a new one for $200 plus.
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    Default Re: Spun rubber bushing in Prop

    Do an online search and find someone you can ship it to.......

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    I Live up here in Thunder Bay,Ive been to the Honda dealer and all they want to do is sell me another one,I can just buy one out of the States for under $100.I am a machinist so was thinking of machining a bushing out of some kind of Plastic,Has anyone tried this?
    It is only going to be used as a spare so not having it run at 100% is no big deal

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    Default Re: Spun rubber bushing in Prop

    well the point of the rubber is to absorb vibration and shock that would otherwise damage your motor... a plastic bushing would need a spline drive to engage the prop... I think it would be an unwise way to save $100 but if you are absolutely intent on it the turn an aluminum hub and weld it in..... again I would not suggest it but that would be about the only practical way to do it...... then when you hit a log and take out the lower unit of your engine you will be comforted by the $100 you saved on the prop......

    There are plenty of places you can send it to but I would just buy one.
    whatever you choose good luck
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    Good call smokeonthewater,guess i'm going prop shopping
    Thanks Again

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsailor View Post
    I Live up here in Thunder Bay,Ive been to the Honda dealer and all they want to do is sell me another one,I can just buy one out of the States for under $100.I am a machinist so was thinking of machining a bushing out of some kind of Plastic,Has anyone tried this?
    It is only going to be used as a spare so not having it run at 100% is no big deal
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