I don't like to poke fun at people and that is not my intention here, but we do occasionally see some amusing things here at the marina. The above picture shows a high-thrust Yamaha propeller mounted backward. I have never seen this done before and in this case I can see how it was a bit confusing. The high-thrust Yamaha propeller has a hub that is larger than the bullet-section of the lower-unit so even installed properly they look a little odd.
The marina crew all had a chuckle and we did pull the prop and install the spare. The backward-installed prop was damaged. The lock washer was used as a thrust washer and became lodged in the hub. So as the headline reads, perhaps you should consult a professional even for the small things.