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Old 10-30-2013, 12:29 PM
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If you're "mechanically savvy" as you put it, you can fix this. Unbolt the coupler on the shaft from the transmission coupler. As soon as you do, if the shaft was in a bind due to the engine being out of alignment, it will quickly spring away. If so, I believe that is your answer to why the seal is damaged.

If the shaft itself is bent, I would expect the strut bushing to be worn as well...from your pictures, that doesn't appear to be the case.

Remove your prop, then unbolt the shaft coupler from the end of the shaft (where it hooks to the transmission). This should allow your shaft to slide out and past your rudder, so you can replace the seal. Hopefully you have enough clearance to not have to lift the boat to remove the shaft completely.

If you're out of alignment, careful adjustments on the engine mounts should get you back on track.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:16 PM
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If I'm right. That is right the rudder is ofcenter. I thought it was due to the propellor walk when going forward. So you don't need to turn it al the time.

On our 2012 X2 it is also out of center, or was it the strut and prop :s.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Definitely bent to port. End of prop shaft s/b starboard of rudder. Shaft may be straight if you don't have vibration - but needs to be checked with a run out gauge.

If strut just bent - about $250 if you do it yourself. - upwards of $700 if new shaft needed more if shaft log damaged. if it's just rubbing no big deal - that issue will go away when everything is true.

Removing the strut takes a little effort. I will look for the thread - but after removing fasteners a little heat and a ratcheting strap you will get it off.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:29 AM
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Definitely bent to port. End of prop shaft s/b starboard of rudder. Shaft may be straight if you don't have vibration - but needs to be checked with a run out gauge.

If strut just bent - about $250 if you do it yourself. - upwards of $700 if new shaft needed more if shaft log damaged. if it's just rubbing no big deal - that issue will go away when everything is true.

Removing the strut takes a little effort. I will look for the thread - but after removing fasteners a little heat and a ratcheting strap you will get it off.
My rudder is mounted off center also the wheel is turned. Youre saying its bent to Port??
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:48 PM
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one more question... I understand how the shaft seal works and but what is the rubber piece that has the silicone on it that is worn called? The piece with that goes into the shaft log. Sorry i has used the search button just cant find it,
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