Originally Posted by FrankSchwab
You are now a master of older Mastercrafts, my son. Use your knowledge wisely.
Seriously, cool job of using the tools at hand to get'er done. Did you get the shaft out?
I'm far from a Master but I have learned a lot from this site and for that I'm very thankful!!
I did remove the shaft and upon closer investigation I see my strut is bent!!
I was able to get a better look at the shaft log and see that is definately worn thru!!!
You can see the shiney wear from the stuffing box packing and the rubbing from the shaft log on the prop shaft. I will be doing some searching of straightening the strut later to see if I can salvage it, if anyone has any good threads to start with I'd appreciate it!!!! Next week I will have the shaft chucked up in a lathe to see if it's bent or not.