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Old 11-25-2008, 11:37 AM
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With the older rubber/brass bushings you could feel the play a bit from side to side if you pushed on the shaft below the boat .... but that was not a very scientific test since that much play clearly meant it was time to replace the bushing ... on the newer style, I am not surprised that you are going strong ... but I would probably consider 500-600 hours time for a preventative replacement.

You should check your shaft alignment with a feel gauge at least once per season also.

Some folks didn't realize that the drivetrain was in need of a replacement bushing until they actually do the replacement and the boat feels better.

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