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Old 01-22-2019, 10:44 AM
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Default Merc prop hubs. That don't go bang

My new merc prop is great but goes bang when put into gear, are there alternative hubs?
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:01 AM
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Which hub kit do you use? And what is the prop installed on?
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:37 AM
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Solas hubs are a good bit more quiet. I switched from a Flo Torq hub to a Solas hub just to cut down on the clunk.

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Old 01-22-2019, 12:26 PM
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Flo torque 2. Merc 150 4s ,inertia propeller
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:53 PM
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Suggest you get a Flo Torq 4 hub. I have the same engine and prop and the FT4 significantly reduced the clunk when putting into gear, and it also reduced the prop chatter at idle revs in gear.
I really don’t understand why Merc continues to fit the FT2 as the standard hub on these engines given its well-known issues.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:09 PM
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Thank you
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:13 PM
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Good info.
I have the same issue. Prop chatter gets annoying when slow trolling.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:35 AM
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Solas Rubex hubs have worked well for me in Merc ECO and Rev4 props
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff7y28 View Post
Solas hubs are a good bit more quiet. I switched from a Flo Torq hub to a Solas hub just to cut down on the clunk.
I'm running a Solas hub on a F300 w/Mercury Enertia prop as well. Noticeably less clunk than the Flo Torq hub.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:35 AM
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Is the Solas softer shifting then the flo tourq 4 ?

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:38 AM
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Flo torq 4 is probably the softest shifting.
Solas is pretty soft though.
part number for FT4 is 835257Q10
Solas #102
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ken2 View Post
Flo torq 4 is probably the softest shifting.
Solas is pretty soft though.
part number for FT4 is 835257Q10
Solas #102
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Originally Posted by ken2 View Post
Flo torq 4 is probably the softest shifting.
Solas is pretty soft though.
part number for FT4 is 835257Q10
Solas #102
. This worked great. From bang to clunk thank you
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ebert View Post
. This worked great. From bang to clunk thank you
Which hub did you get? Flo Torq IV or Solas?
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Mercury has replaced the Flo-Torq III and IV with the new 1” Flo-Torq SSR hub kit.

Part number: 8M0150151

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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
Mercury has replaced the Flo-Torq III and IV with the new 1” SSR hub kit.

Part number: 8M0101602
That looks interesting.
I wonder if people are going to like the idea of a solid hub.
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Originally Posted by Ric232 View Post
Which hub did you get? Flo Torq IV or Solas?
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ken2 View Post
That looks interesting.
I wonder if people are going to like the idea of a solid hub.
Looks plastic. It’s not the same hub as the currently available solid SSR for 1” propshaft. I corrected the part number in my previous post.


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I would like to hear If and how much better it is than the 4 ?
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post


Looks plastic. It’s not the same hub as the currently available solid SSR for 1” propshaft. I corrected the part number in my previous post.


Nice !
I'm going to have to try those out
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