Saltwater does awful things to submerged metals. It’s imperative to remove props and stern drive lower units annually to grease shafts, U-joints, & bearings. If not the repairs can be costly. This propeller was seized to the prop shaft due to corrosion. We broke a prop puller and 3 ton jack trying to remove it, and ultimately had to cut it off the shaft.
Prestige Service crew offers a variety of services including winch maintenance for our sailing customers. It’s good practice to have them serviced to prevent corrosion and replace any worn springs or pawls prior to failure on the water.