Prop hub question

double browtine

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I was pulling the kids on the tube behind my deck boat this afternoon. I have a 90 mercury with a 17 pitch 4 blade. I was in a turn and the prop spun out. Question is should I have it fixed, or just buy a new one? It will still pull just not at full throttle. I have to really ease into it. I had a 19 pitch 3 blade before and this new one has been a big improvement. Should I stick with an aluminum prop or go with a stainless?
 

Pilchard

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Agreed with the above. You can do it yourself if you can find one of these to remove the prop:
Or, a 1 1/6" socket will work also if you have one.

Here is a good video on how to do it.
 
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