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Propeller shaft rotation drag?

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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby amanphoto » April 1st, 2018, 8:14 am

SanJuanDreamer wrote:Source of the post Amanphoto, when you removed the struts, was there a spacer between the strut base and hull?
When you reinstalled the struts, was there any thing that concerned you or required special attention?


Yes. There is one stainless steel washer on the two most aft bolts on each strut. They are your standard washers, nothing special about them. They are not that thick.

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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby amanphoto » April 1st, 2018, 8:21 am

Done! One big tube of 5200 black and that are back on. I bought new bolts because the other ones where caked with caulk and I had hammered them back down through. The carriage bolts fit fairly tight into the notches on the struts.
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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby mjk1040 » April 2nd, 2018, 6:28 am

I assume you are going to check your alignment at the tranny coupler now correct?
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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby amanphoto » April 2nd, 2018, 8:50 am

mjk1040 wrote:Source of the post I assume you are going to check your alignment at the tranny coupler now correct?


Yes. Once she is floating.
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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby bud37 » April 2nd, 2018, 9:23 am

amanphoto wrote:Source of the post
SanJuanDreamer wrote:Source of the post Amanphoto, when you removed the struts, was there a spacer between the strut base and hull?
When you reinstalled the struts, was there any thing that concerned you or required special attention?


Yes. There is one stainless steel washer on the two most aft bolts on each strut. They are your standard washers, nothing special about them. They are not that thick.

Curious about those washers, are they just on the aft two bolts between the strut and the hull ...both sides the same ?? Shims maybe ??
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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby amanphoto » April 2nd, 2018, 7:19 pm

bud37 wrote:Source of the post Curious about those washers, are they just on the aft two bolts between the strut and the hull ...both sides the same ?? Shims maybe ??


Correct. Both Sides are the same. I guess they are shims. I put them back where they came from when I reinstalled them. They are a size or two larger then the 3/8 bronze carriage bolts that hold the struts on. They are thin, kind of the thickness of a fender washer.
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Re: Propeller shaft rotation drag?

Postby PhilH » April 21st, 2018, 3:27 am

Maybe, to eliminate the cutless bearing issue, squirt some dish soap in the cutless bearings, and see if you get less resistance. Then you rule that out. Then work back to the packless seals, finally to the trans. Not all props turn easily, but for different reasons.

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