1. Ensure the engine is OFF and the engine safety starting switch is disconnected. Place the throttle/shift control lever in forward gear.
  2. Remove and discard the cotter pin.
  3. Remove the propeller nut.
  4. Tap the center hub with a rubber mallet to release the propeller. Inspect the shaft and propeller splines for damage.
  5. Thoroughly clean and apply a light coat of waterproof marine multi-purpose grease to the splined area of the shaft and propeller.
  6. Align the splines and carefully install the propeller onto the shaft. DO NOT FORCE INTO PLACE.
  7. Install the propeller nut and torque to 50-ft-lbs.
  8. Install a new cotter pin and bend the ends around the shaft to lock the propeller onto the shaft.