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Old 07-01-2018, 09:38 PM
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Vibration at the end of the day

I notice a small vibration that feels like its coming from the prop at the end of the day when I have it barely in gear when I'm loading. I noticed it does have a small nick it in but don't feel like its enough to affect it. I don't feel like I notice it at the beginning of the day but it might be there.

Any ideas? Things I should look for?

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Old 07-01-2018, 09:45 PM
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A small nick can make for major vibration. Hell sometime you’ll hit something it will cause a vibration and you wont be able to see any damage. Get your prop tuned.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:41 PM
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I put a different prop on today and noticed the vibration still. What else are things i can look for?

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Where are you feeling the vibration? Steering wheel (hands), floor board (feet), mirror (unstable)?

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Old 07-06-2018, 08:08 PM
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These vibrations normally come from one of three places:

1. Prop
2. Bent strut
3. Bent drive shaft

There are other things that can cause vibrations of course, but in my experience these are the top three. Take a careful look at your strut from both sides and see if it appears to be completely straight. Also, it is completely possible to bend a strut but not bend the drive shaft, and vice versa.

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Old 07-06-2018, 11:11 PM
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Where are you feeling the vibration? Steering wheel (hands), floor board (feet), mirror (unstable)?

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I feel it from the floor. It feels like you can feel the prop rotating to me. I don't feel it when Im crusing at 25mph.

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Old 07-06-2018, 11:29 PM
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I feel it from the floor. It feels like you can feel the prop rotating to me. I don't feel it when Im crusing at 25mph.

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It's in your drive line closer to the strut than the engine although the v-drive has very little room in the rear.

Prop you tried the second time may also be out of balance. It takes very little to throw a vibe in a dinged prop.

Strut may have a worn cutlass bearing

Strut may be bent

Shaft may have greater than 0.005" TIR.

If that fancy boat has any tracking fins, you may feel that irregularity.

Out of tolerance shaft coupling alignment 0.003"

Misfiring cylinder

Just a few thoughts....realizing your boat and components are 10 years old.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:34 PM
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It's in your drive line closer to the strut than the engine although the v-drive has very little room in the rear.

Prop you tried the second time may also be out of balance. It takes very little to throw a vibe in a dinged prop.

Strut may have a worn cutlass bearing

Strut may be bent

Shaft may have greater than 0.005" TIR.

If that fancy boat has any tracking fins, you may feel that irregularity.

Out of tolerance shaft coupling alignment 0.003"

Misfiring cylinder

Just a few thoughts....realizing your boat and components are 10 years old.
I currently have a '13 x30 and it does have tracking fins. I need to update my profile

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I currently have a '13 x30 and it does have tracking fins. I need to update my profile
Did that fix it?
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:02 AM
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