starting a motor out of water with prop on

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    callie30r
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    #3063

    Some engines have propellers that are difficult to remove and some of the oldies have to be test run before putting in the water, so our club devised a way to safely run them without removing the prop. We cut a heavy poly barrel 16 gallon or so about 2 1/2 3ft up, to put the lower unit in, it guards the spinning prop completely . these barrels come from commercial food liquids like apple juice that cannot be reused and are very heavily constructed Five gallon oil buckets will not work, way to thin and any engine with a rubber impeller will burn up if started out of water so fill the bucket for these .

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    49hiawatha

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    #27792

    Not knowing anything about a Clarke Troller, I have now learned one must start the engine with a rope pull sheave on the prop "out of water!"
    OSHA would be after them in 2015 – you think?

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