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Old 07-07-2018, 12:34 AM
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I might of missed it ,but did anyone say check you prop shaft coupling mounting bolts
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:57 PM
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This is where my shaft comes out if the hull. There is a lot bigger gap at the top compared to the bottom. How do I fix that? If I rotate the shaft it stays the same gap at the top fyi. Name:  20180713_205240.jpeg
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:06 PM
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It looks like the propshaft is physically touching the shaft log at the lower side. That would suggest a bent strut, although it's possible that it's just a really badly aligned engine.

A good strut will aim the propshaft through the shaft log without touching the sides. A badly aligned engine could then bend the propshaft enough to touch the sides, but that's pretty unlikely.
I think you're gonna have to replace the strut and align the engine. It's unlikely to be a critical problem - I'd finish the season if I were you, and then plan to do it over the winter. If you leave it too long, however, the propshaft can grind through the side of the shaft log. That just makes the bill bigger.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:10 PM
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After taking a closer look at the pictures, I'm gonna reverse my opinion and say that it's probably a badly aligned engine. A bent strut would tend to push the propshaft left or right; it'd be more difficult (but not impossible) to bend the strut in a way that pushes the propshaft down.

Separate the coupler at the transmission output, and see if the propshaft springs up and away from the shaft log; you'll also have to disconnect the dripless packing system.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:30 PM
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After taking a closer look at the pictures, I'm gonna reverse my opinion and say that it's probably a badly aligned engine. A bent strut would tend to push the propshaft left or right; it'd be more difficult (but not impossible) to bend the strut in a way that pushes the propshaft down.

Separate the coupler at the transmission output, and see if the propshaft springs up and away from the shaft log; you'll also have to disconnect the dripless packing system.
I plan on putting it in the shop in 2 weeks. I don't feel comfortable doing that work with this expensive of a boat. I agree with u that an alignment will probably fix the problem. I appreciate all your feedback.

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