Stuck in Coinjock, NC.
shaft has slid back and jammed my rudder
. Atomic Four engine
all forward and reverse in the Curituck sound, the prop shaft turned when in gear
. The motor
reved up to about 2500 rpm
, which it only can do in neutral. I thought i lost
Hopped in the water
once at the dock
, still had a prop, thought the key might have shared. Called a diver, he tried to pull the prop... which was stuck on. (Had a three blade and a diver at the same time...) He hammered back on the old prop and the shaft slid back and jammed my rudder
Now when putting it in gear
, the shaft no longer turns.
The hub is still attached to the shaft, the transmission
side of the coupling appears to have slid out of the transmission
. It turns easily, I do not know if the shaft is splined, or how it is connected. Perhaps a pin?
Do you guys have any solutions? I'm working on a fairly tight timetable... it is tempting to hammer the shaft back off the rudder and hang an outboard
on the back. This would probably damage the transmission...