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Old 08-01-2009, 05:04 PM
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Looking straight on from the back, you're right, it is definitely bent to the left. The strange part is the boat never vibrated until right before it snapped. How difficult is it to remove and replace the strut? Does the alignment have to be done at a dealer, or can it be done on a trailer/hoist?
If the strut is bent and the shaft or prop aren't, it generally won't vibrate.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:05 PM
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How does one grease the strut bearings??? And how often??

Must have gotten bent before and just was not noticed huh??
Head wound acting up again? Water is all the lube you need.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:35 PM
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Head wound acting up again? Water is all the lube you need.



How did you know I was accidentally dropped a couple times as a child.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
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How did you know I was accidentally dropped a couple times as a child.
Is that what they told you?
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:32 PM
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Couple of threads for you:
Cutlass bearings:
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=27489
Full, complete propshaft alignment instructions:
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=20412

Good luck,

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Old 08-01-2009, 10:46 PM
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Is that what they told you?
Hell yes, that was before ADHD was diagnosed.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:21 AM
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Is it possible the force of a prop to bend the strut? Would it have bent that way? I put a new prop on about 15 hours ago, and I swear the strut wasn't that bent, and we haven't hit anything that would have bent the strut. I'm guessing the prop would have gotten damaged if we would have hit something that would have bent the strut.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:56 AM
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I don't believe there's any chance of the prop bending the strut. If there were, struts would be built beefier until that wasn't a problem.

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Old 08-02-2009, 12:14 PM
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Had to have hit something. That thing is WAY out of whack.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:17 PM
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Is that what they told you?
Right after they told him to say: "ding, fries are done!"
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