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Resistance from lower cartridge

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#1 nativenut



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

I have a new 2017 propel 10 that has been out in the bay a few times now.  I was just able to remove the lower cartridge for routine maintenance when I realized the propeller spindle spins with what seems to be a lot of resistance.  When I spin the cranks without the lower cartridge installed, it spins with zero resistance. Is this expected or should the propeller spindle spin as freely as the cranks do without the cartridge installed?  With the cartridge installed, I would say it is contributing to almost all the resistance felt when pedaling.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

It is normal to feel resistance when spinning the removed lower cartridge spindle. With the prop attached there is minimal felt resistance but it should be smooth. You'll feel more resistance with the prop removed and rotating the spindle by hand, maybe in the 1-1.3 lb resistance range, though it's just a guess.

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