PROPELLER TYPE SELECTION
Before installing the propeller, confirm the lower unit rotation type.
It is necessary to match the installed propeller type to the lower unit type.
Install a right-hand rotation propeller with regular rotation lower unit, or left-hand rotation propeller with counter rotation lower unit.
To identify the lower unit rotation type:
(1) Confirm the rotation select connector located near the fuse box as shown in figure.
- For Regular rotation lower unit; A blue rotation select connector (1) will be found and there is a label “REGULAR” (2) on the connector.
For Counter rotation lower unit;
A white rotation select connector (3) will be found and there is a label “COUNTER” (4) on the connector.
(2) The propeller type suitable for the lower unit type should be selected and installed.
• Right-hand rotation propellers are identified with the letter “R” after the propeller size indication on the propeller.
• Left-hand rotation propellers are identified with the letter “L” after the propeller size indication on the propeller.
Installing a propeller with either too much or too little pitch will cause incorrect maximum engine speed, which may result in severe damage to the motor. Select a propeller that will allow the engine to reach the recommended operating range at full throttle with the maximum boat load.
Select propellers as shown below so that the specified engine rpm is obtained with the throttle fully opened.
Propeller selection chart
(1) Coat the propeller shaft (1) with the SUZUKI water-resistant grease.
(2) Place the stopper (2) on the propeller shaft.
(3) Slide the propeller (3) onto the propeller shaft.
(4) Place the spacer (4) and washer (5) on the propeller shaft.
(5) Tighten the propeller nut (6) to the specified torque.
Propeller nut: 55 N·m (5.5 kgf-m, 40 lb-ft)
(6) Push the cotter pin 7 through the nut and shaft, then bend to secure.