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Old 09-23-2013, 03:37 PM
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I have someone mechanically inclined and good with engines helping me, but working on boat maintenance is new to both of us. Any and all advice is helpful.

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Well you are in the right place... take lot's of pictures during the process - it helps everyone...

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:10 PM
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Hi Frank,

Thanks for the input. We have been working out way back from the prop. We hit something with the prop and replaced it. Still a vibration so looked at the strut and realized that needed straightening. Sent it off for straightening and put it back on. There was still a vibration when we put in the water so we ran the engine with water running through it and looked at the end of the shaft. We could see a visible "wobble" in the shaft. So now we are working to fix that.

I have someone mechanically inclined and good with engines helping me, but working on boat maintenance is new to both of us. Any and all advice is helpful.

Thank you!
Where or who straightens struts? I may have a need for that as well as a bent shaft and rudder
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:09 AM
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I have had a really good experience with www.baypropeller.com in Chesapeake, VA (757-485-5681). I overnighted the strut and they fixed it and put it back in a shipping box the same day. I mainly talked with Max and he has been very helpful and professional.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:15 AM
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Shaft is off! Thank you for the help.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:03 PM
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