Originally Posted by morganb
out the other day and under load sheared the shaft up buy the couple'r, don't think i have hit anything, looks like it may have had a crack from a past incident though, probpflew back and hit the rudder but have beaten out the dents and looks ok, cant tell if the blades have bent more than than just the nicks though,
any way its summer here in New Zealand and i need to get a shaft over ASAP as no one in NZ stocks them.
i have pulled and measured the shaft and PLEASE correct me if im worng but what im looking for is a 52.5 inch by 1 1/8 Dual taper,
if i ended up needing a Prob its an OJ 4 blade it say 14 and 16 on it, so i think i am looking at a LH 14 x 16?
found these sites.
any help would be awesome thanks.
I cannot verify the parts but both places of business are reputable and come recommended by many here. Personally, I endorse Discount Inboard Marine exclusively ( www.skidim.com
) as are the same folks in your link for the shaft.
If you need a like-for-like shaft and have measured, that should do the trick. SkiDim is as good as they get for service and sales.
Your prop preference may vary with size unless you know exactly what you want. The rotation is probably LH. A Ford or Chevrolet engine in a Mastercraft are typically LH rotation. The specs should be stamped on the prop so a match there would be easy. Any nick or ding on a prop will give you less than excellent performance and usually create a vibration. Have it rebuilt and balanced by a professional and it should work just fine.
The OJ props are good props, as well as the Acme props. Skidim has OJ props as well as the Acme props. They will ship international, stand behind their sales and provide excellent customer service.