Tip & How-To about Boating
To remove a stuck flywheel quickly and with minimum tools you need a 3/8" or larger steel ball bearing and duct tape, and really big hammer with pry bar.
NOT as bad as it sounds- First remove the nut and duct tape the ball bearing to the divit in the middle of the crankshaft. This protects the threads and shaft from mushrooming.
Next support the flywheel from the edge opposite the keyway slot. Do not bend it over. Only supply enough wedge to hold it level. This will help protect the top bearing of the crank.
Now- with that big hammer just lightly tap the ball bearing. This will shake the crank and loosen the flywheel. If increased hammering and frequency don't work, you may have a sheared keyway and time for a by the book solution.
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