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Old 08-21-2009, 11:28 PM
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Keep posting pics like that and you & I will get along just fine you'll piss everyone else off but who gives a darn, they don't have to look
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:30 PM
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When I bought the boat, I found a bolt that was almost off on the engine mount. the lady at the mastercraft store said my round thing with 4 bolts had to be 3 thousandth's of an inch and i need to check it with feeler gauge.

mine looks like it's just bolted tightly with no room...?
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While at speed 20 mph, She turns left pretty easily but feels like shes strugles a bit when turning right.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:37 PM
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that would probably be why most of us have you on the ignore list!!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:38 AM
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Your prop is LH rotation, correct?
Yes It turns to left as if I were standing in the back of the boat looking at the rear
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:41 AM
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:31 AM
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that would probably be why most of us have you on the ignore list!!!!
Funny how people always remind me I'm on their ignore list yet they always reply to my posts to remind me that. If you say I'm on your list......then do as you say and ignore me.......I promise I won't lose any sleep over it
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:56 AM
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When I bought the boat, I found a bolt that was almost off on the engine mount. the lady at the mastercraft store said my round thing with 4 bolts had to be 3 thousandth's of an inch and i need to check it with feeler gauge.

mine looks like it's just bolted tightly with no room...?
Help me or I will cast a spell on you!

While at speed 20 mph, She turns left pretty easily but feels like shes strugles a bit when turning right.
The .003" is the tolerance for aligning the shaft coupler (my round thing with 4 bolts). Assuming the end of the shaft is straight, loosening the coupler bolts and sliding the shaft back should reveal only a maximum variation of .003" in the gap- it it's more, the motor and/or strut need alignment. The fact that you have a vibration means the prop and/or shaft is bent. The photo of the prop after you polished is shows a line across it and my first thought was that it had been repaired from hitting something but that doesn't guarantee everything had been checked or repaired.

If you have a dial indicator with a magnetic base assembly, you can check the prop shaft for runout. If you turn the prop and can see any wobble at the end, it needs to be addressed. The shaft's maximum for runout is .005"

You don't want to run it too long with a bent shaft- that could be the cause of the transmission noises- the previous owner may not have repaired everything after hitting whatever it was.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:03 AM
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that would probably be why most of us have you on the ignore list!!!!

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Old 08-23-2009, 01:06 AM
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The .003" is the tolerance for aligning the shaft coupler (my round thing with 4 bolts). Assuming the end of the shaft is straight, loosening the coupler bolts and sliding the shaft back should reveal only a maximum variation of .003" in the gap- it it's more, the motor and/or strut need alignment. The fact that you have a vibration means the prop and/or shaft is bent. The photo of the prop after you polished is shows a line across it and my first thought was that it had been repaired from hitting something but that doesn't guarantee everything had been checked or repaired.

If you have a dial indicator with a magnetic base assembly,IO don't own one b ut I'm more than hapy to borrow yours...hahah {+:> you can check the prop shaft for runout. If you turn the prop and can see any wobble at the end, it needs to be addressed. The shaft's maximum for runout is .005"

You don't want to run it too long with a bent shaft- that could be the cause of the transmission noises- the previous owner may not have repaired everything after hitting whatever it was.
I was wondering what all that .003 was. thanks for clearing it up. I'm still kinda lost but im going to research it and see if i can fix it. I don't want to run to fast unless everything is fixed and balanced. some on asked me if i wanted to buy a prop i forogt who it was...lol

I would like it to spin true, but it might have to wait till this season is over...
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:18 AM
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It's probably worth checking the full alignment on your boat, rather than just checking the .003 alignment:
Full Propshaft Alignment
If the PO has bent something, you'll need to realign the engine to get the boat smooth again.

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