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Old 03-06-2016, 07:14 PM
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I have a pro boat black the 24 or 26 whichever one the output shaft keeps coming loose from the nut off the motor it is brand new what do I do to fix this any help would be great thanks
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:33 PM
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Is this what you are talking about?
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:25 AM
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:44 PM
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Does the nut come lose or is it just not holding the cable?
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Just not holding
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:31 AM
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Does it look like the flex spun in the collet at all, best just to replace both items.
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It could be a bad cable as if it's spun it a few times it can wear it down enough to where it won't tighten down any further. It doesn't take much.
Not leaving at least a 3/16" gap between the drive dog and strut will rip the cable out of the collet and wear it down or worse, break.
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Another tip is to lube the threads of the sleeve. You can then clamp the cable better with less wrenching force. If it's coming loose off the motor shaft, get some blue/medium Loctite threadlocker and put a little on the setscrew.

Overall the Proboat collet coupler isn't that great. Octura makes a decent coupler that holds the cable much tighter, I got mine from OffshoreElectrics. I have the Shockwave which is similar, so you should need the 5mm shaft to 0.150" cable version. Beware some versions are longer than the Proboat part so may have to shorten the stuffing tube or lengthen the motor mount holes to set the motor farther forward.
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