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    I have a aluminum solas prop on a 1997 mercury 115 hp. When I tighten the prop to specs the rubber ring " flares out " when the prop meets the thrush washer, do I need the rubber ring ? Why is it squeezing out?

  • #2
    Are you talking the hub flares out?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Johnson110 View Post
      I have a aluminum solas prop on a 1997 mercury 115 hp. When I tighten the prop to specs the rubber ring " flares out " when the prop meets the thrush washer, do I need the rubber ring ? Why is it squeezing out?
      Do you have the correct thrust washer installed?
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      • #4
        It is not the hub but a rubber ring that goes on the end of the prop, it's like a spacer between the thrust washer. I got the boat with this prop on it. You can take this rubber ring off I think it just sits in a groove on the prop.

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        • #5
          I know mine Solas doesn't have anything between trust washer and prop but it's an I/O. As long as you are seated them shouldn't be a problem.

          I don't crank my prop down to specs, seat it and a little more then done.

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          • #6
            Ditch the whole lot and get a decent merc prop. All will be well.

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            • #7
              The Solas is a decent prop. Many run it without issues.

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              • #8
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                The rubber ring is the width of the outside diameter of the back of the the prop where is goes onto the thrush washer. I removed the rubber ring and tighten the prop down to 50 ft lbs.

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