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    Ok has anybody ever had there prop stuck on the driveshaft? The p/o had a stainless prop on the boat and I assume it has been on there forever. I have a puller on it, heated the prop with a torch and hit it with a brass punch. I cannot get the thing to budge. Right now I am soaking it with penetrating oil. Any other ideas??
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    I think you have the options covered.
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    That's not what I wanted to hear.
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    Options
    1) Get a bigger hammer...
    2) Go find a submerged rock or log at about 10-20mph.

    Seriously - if it's stainless it should stand up to a few good hammer blows way better than brass.

    Tried tapping/hitting around the sides vs. just on the end?
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    Being stainless it might take more heat applied to get it to swell any. Let the penetrating oil sit for awhile and keep at it, keep pressure applied to the puller and tap in different spots around the base of the prop. I used a 1 inch diameter hardwood dowel and a rubber mallet to hit the back of the prop hub when I swapped my prop out after buggering up the stock OJ...
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    Do as the above say, but get a chunk of 2x4 and a 5lb hammer. Then tap it lightly, all around the edges. The 5lb will make the hits more centered and carry the force right threw the prop.

    once you remove it, use a little stainless anti seize on the drive shaft.
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    Thanks guys I have been running home throughout the day to get some more penetrating oil on it. I was definitely using a large enough hammer (ax) with a 1" brass punch. I'm going to give it a try tonight and I'll let you know.
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    Maybe try heating just the shaft? Just a thought.
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    ^Heating the shaft will make it expand making things worse. Stainless really sucks because it transfers heat so well so it is transferring it into the shaft. UGG I wish this would just pop.
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    Wrap the shaft with a wet cloth you take from the freezer after you heat the prop.......
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