Originally Posted by hadzinak
it felt as if I was in an old truck as far as the vibrations go... The shaft snapped when I put it in reverse to park the boat. As far as I can see the bushing was good and the strut didn't have any visible problem. The lower broken part was rotating smoothly through the bushing/strut... Does a machine exist that can align the shaft or is it done manually ?
You are ze machine.
There are a couple good threads that describe the procedure... this one should help:
Also, there's a good document that describes the whole procedure. I managed to find and attach it.