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Old 05-29-2018, 02:10 PM
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I rheemed them out last night, but didn't get a chance to go beyond that, I will look at it again today and see what is happening now.

they weren't really plugged up though.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:45 PM
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Just a small update on this for anyone that may be experiencing the same issue.

I was able to get back at it again last night.

I drilled out the 8 holes in the boat with a 1/2" bit.Was able to align the strut so the prop shaft went through the centre of the log. I still have 2 bolts that do not sit properly in the strut flange because they interfere with the boat. I will have to do some filing to oblong the holes, even though I drilled them out to 1/2"

I was able to re-align the motor and the tighten everything up. The prop shaft is centered in the log. the spacing on the Cutlass bearing is even all around and I was within .001 top-bottom and side-side.

Need to pull the strut again, file those 2 holes, seal it back up and re-check the alignment.

Whom ever put my boat together in 95, must have been having an off day LOL
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:07 AM
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Just a note...just apply a very thin layer of sealant to the strut plate across the entire top of the strut surface area ( helps secure strut to bottom of boat, also a thin layer will help keep your alignment, then plenty of sealant around the the bolts when putting the bolts up threw the bottom the boat, if a lot of sealant is squeezing out the the sides of the strut top mounting area when bolting up, you applied to much, should see just a very fine edge of sealant squeezing out; however, use plenty of sealant on each bolt when applying/putting up through the bottom strut holes, wipe off excess sealant from the bolts. The sealant around the bolts, keeps the water out. My .02 cents
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:38 PM
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Just a note...just apply a very thin layer of sealant to the strut plate across the entire top of the strut surface area ( helps secure strut to bottom of boat, also a thin layer will help keep your alignment, then plenty of sealant around the the bolts when putting the bolts up threw the bottom the boat, if a lot of sealant is squeezing out the the sides of the strut top mounting area when bolting up, you applied to much, should see just a very fine edge of sealant squeezing out; however, use plenty of sealant on each bolt when applying/putting up through the bottom strut holes, wipe off excess sealant from the bolts. The sealant around the bolts, keeps the water out. My .02 cents
This is solid advice here.

I skimmed the strut with sealant and then applied a generous amount of sealant around each of the bolts prior to pushing them through the hull.

I needed to adjust the motor slightly to get back to my .001 at 3, 6, 9 & 12.

I attached a vid of the ease of spinning it now
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:12 PM
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Looks good. Glad you got it sorted!
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:15 AM
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Need to pull the strut again, file those 2 holes, seal it back up and re-check the alignment.
Whom ever put my boat together in 95, must have been having an off day LOL

Not just yours I'm sure, and you always have to remember there is both 18 years of trauma to the strut AND those castings aren't perfect even when new very common to have a bit of warp in large thin castings like that so when they assembled so long as it was close enough to align the engine they probably ran with it.

When I did the damper plate on the 88 the strut was pretty out as well, the tactic I took was to hold the strut in place with 2 small bolts and fender washers and the sealant on the plate, bumped it and shifted it till it was true in the log and tightened the smaller sized bolts down. Once it set up I went hole with a round file from above till I could drop the strut bolt through each hole cleanly, then did like you and sealed each hole up with 5200 on the bolts.

I used a file because I didn't want to oversize all the holes so much. I still have to do this to the 94 as it goes through the log a bit off and it causes the packing nut to wear on the shaft.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:23 PM
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That is a solid way to perform the minimum amount of bolt hole oversizing for sure!

I am looking forward to getting it in the water to see if there is any change in power or vibration, not that either was lacking before.
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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Great job PRAM.. I hope ak lucky enough not to have to do this job.

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Old 06-06-2018, 01:58 PM
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Great job PRAM.. I hope ak lucky enough not to have to do this job.

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Thanks!, Hope you never have to either. Chances are yours was drilled on a Wednesday, not a Friday after liquid lunch lol

You have a bolt in the transmission that I do not

There is a stud on the LHS with a nut, a bolt on the RHS (mirrored)

I have nothing there
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:14 AM
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That is a solid way to perform the minimum amount of bolt hole oversizing for sure!

I am looking forward to getting it in the water to see if there is any change in power or vibration, not that either was lacking before.
Have you noticed any performance difference since you did the work?
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