Yes, but it depends on its age and general wear. It is also important that the propeller is fully balanced, for that reason we recommend you ship it to GORI Propeller A/S for exchange.
Unscrew the Allen Screw in the hub, aware that there are two in each hole one on top of the other. Once removed, the blade pins should easily push out. Unscrew the nut, warm up the hub with a hairdryer (the bronze will expand), hereafter use a puller with two legs to remove the propeller.
Follow the same procedure as with shaft propeller, but without use of hairdryer or the puller. Once blades are off, and nut unscrewed the hub is easily removed.
Firstly, please note the blades remain in place throughout. Use a screwdriver to remove the old stops, twist the new ones in place, which can be a little tricky, tap in place. DO NOT remove the blades!
Unscrew the three set screws from the retainer jacket. Open the propeller and put a piece of wood between blade tip and hull. Insert a C-Spanner in the retainer jacket and turn clockwise, as look from astern. DO NOT remove the blades. If it’s too tight, warm up the retainer jacket with a hairdryer. If the hub part needs to be removed, use the puller which came with the propeller.
Unscrew the three set screws from the retainer jacket. Open the propeller and put a piece of wood between blade tip and hull. Insert a C-Spanner in the retainer jacket and turn clockwise as you look from astern. If the inner hub needs to be removed, pull the flexible bushing off, put the lever in reverse, and unscrew the nut, and remove the hub.
Remove barnacles and place the propeller in a bucket containing vinaigrette acid, the same as you use for cleaning, let the propeller rest overnight, and it is clean!
There are many options here depending on who you speak to. The only product we have seen to be effective is Propspeed, it is essential that your follow the application instructions by the letter, with a note of the temperature and hardening time. Propspeed leaves a silicone like surface, and possible growth is easily rinsed off.
If the propeller is to stay on, it should be cleaned. When bronze come out of the water into the atmosphere its oxides, and blades may get stuck. To prevent this, apply grease to the gears and gear wheel (on the 3 blade).
Yes, your propeller can be shipped directly to us in Denmark, or your local distributor. At If you ship to us, we will assess the propeller and give you an estimate prior to doing any work. We recommend you do this immediately after the boat is hauled in the fall, and not in the spring!
When re-installing, make sure the nut is tightened with the right torque, the instructions can be downloaded from www.gori-propeller.com, for each model. Secure ALL set screws with Loctite.
Please note illustrated instructions can be downloaded from: www.gori-propeller.com