View Full Version : Prop Shaft Question

06-04-2012, 10:12 PM
I have a question to the experts. So when I look at my prop, just forward of the Mastercraft support tube (forget the technical name). I see a 1/4 to 1/2" of a hard white gasket type material sticking out, almost looks like it could be ceramic. Is this a normal thing or something that needs to be addressed?

06-04-2012, 10:18 PM
The cutlas bearing I think is what it is called. Maybe it is coming out. Shouldn't be sticking out a half inch.

06-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks goebelt. What's the fix?

06-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Just measured and it is sticking out towards the prop exactly 1/4"

06-04-2012, 10:45 PM
Just looked at my X45 and mine are flush. Hit them back in with a hammer but I would take propshaft out and inspect if they are good just press back in with a threaded rod, 2 washers and 2 nuts. Also check if there is any play with the propshaft within the strut

06-04-2012, 11:22 PM
To do that do I take the whole shaft out cause there really isn't a clear way to bang it back in with the prop and shaft in place.