You guys were right, changing the prop is very easy. One cotter pin, one nut, two washers and you are done. The tought part for me was to find the same prop 3*14*17. West Marine had the 3*13 1/4*17. NE prop had one in .... Plymouth. Just could not find the prop closr to home so I decided to go with the repair. The prop was slightly damaged and it came out pretty nice. Fished Vineyard sound the next day See Ray's Bone Head Move report
and the boat did great. I will get a new prop and keep the current one on the boat with a prop wrench just in case.
Now a couple of things surprised me:
1) The nut was not tighten. I was able to unscrew the nut by hand (?????)
2) There was close to no grease on the shaft (????????)
Weird knowing that the engine has less than 40 hours and just came back from maintenance.
Anyway thanks for all your help.