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Old 04-29-2012, 09:35 AM
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wow..i just read that document..seems like a bear to do
If you're not comfy with doing it yourself, it's money well spent to let the dealer do it and get it perfect IMHO. Maybe install a dripless shaft seal while you're at it?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:20 AM
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im gonna do just that..im good friends with a guy who works at a mastercraft dealer and he is gonna set me up..plus i get to see how its done. after seeing it done im sure i will be able to do it in the future..thanks guys
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:34 AM
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If you're not comfy with doing it yourself, it's money well spent to let the dealer do it and get it perfect IMHO. Maybe install a dripless shaft seal while you're at it?
It's a meticulous process...good project when it sucks outside...
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:29 AM
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My dealer told me that it shouldn't really spin freely... Hmm.
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Ok, I guess I should clarify.

If you have a 1to1 trans it should spin very easy, one finger for sure.

I would believe a 1.xx geared trans would have a little more resistance, a Vdrive possibly a little more.

None of them should take two hands muscling it to break it loose and spin.

If that is the case and still so after alignment, you've got other issues that need to be looked at.
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Ok...so i disconnected the shaft from the transmission...trans turns easily...shaft is still a two handed turn..could it be the strut bearing is too small? that seems to be where i am binding up..any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!
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Did the shaft move when you disconnected it from the trans or does it still line up? Spray some 303 or something mild into the strut bearing. Is there a build up of scale in the strut bearing?

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Did the shaft move when you disconnected it from the trans or does it still line up? Spray some 303 or something mild into the strut bearing. Is there a build up of scale in the strut bearing?

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I was thinking the same thing with buildup on the shaft or berring.

If the couplers line up nicely then there might very well be buildup on the strut.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 PM
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My shaft used to squeal and grind in the strut bearing.... so I to a close look and saw a bunch of scale. I poured CLR down the shaft strut bearing - CLR - doesn't react with plastic or rubber - and was ready with a quick rinse...a good rinse... Now I keep the shaft strut bearing moist with 303.

Mine turns nicely now...1 finger will do it...but dang..that prop has got a nice edge....
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the shaft coupler is pretty close to the trans coupler as far as alingnment..it could use a tweak as its not 100% lined up. when i disconnected the shaft coupler i expected the shaft to be able to be moved away from the trans coupler with a little effort..i had to grab the prop with both hands and twist it back and forth while pulling to get them to come apart...now that they are separated it still requires both hands to turn the prop. i ran the boat friday and no vibration and it behaved as expected. the boat is a fresh water boat and the strut is clean as can be..im stumped as i believe that the shaft should spin freely especially when disconnected from the trans...hell, even when connected it shouldnt take this much effort..thanks for the feedback and any ideas are appreciated!!!
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