Props stuck/won't come off

Ed Dippel

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Hi,

I just bought a 1977 40' Jersey Dawn sportfisherman. I wanted to pull the props (3 blade 23x23)to have them balanced/reworked this winter. I modified a large gear puller (lengthened the 3 arms) to fit over the prop. I tightened the puller nut as much as I could with a 3/8 socket drive and the props won't budge. I did not want to beat the props with a large hammer if possible. I thought of heating the props with a torch,but am worried that the heat might weaken the metal?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
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