slipping gears

by robert
(tn)

boat idles along fine but when you apply power the motor revs up but it acts like the gears or something is slipping. the motor speeds up but boat doesnt move any faster

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May 14, 2011
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Prop slip
by: Anonymous

Your prop is mounted in rubber. It would appear that the rubber has deteoritated or the prop hit an object that broke the rubbers adhesion to the drive hub. Perhaps you have also replaced the prob without the proper shims. Some years differ in the shim vs/prop order. That would cause a cavatation that would appear as prop slippage. Well in Mercs only.

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