I replaced my impeller and housing this winter. When I did I the work I made sure that the prop shaft didn't rotate when I turned the drive shaft by hand. Today I finally got to run the engine (with rabbit ears) and noticed that the prop shaft rotates very slowly. Is this normal? I didn't grab the prop shaft to see if it would stop.
exhaust water running through the prop will often cause it to turn very slowly. Not an issue. Hook it back up on the hose and with it running make sure it will shift from neutral to forward and then to reverse.