I have an interesting part on my prop shaft that i am in need of removing, and I'd like to ask for others advice on possible methods first.
of my boat is that she is over 40 years old, never been in the water
, the guy building her died and i bought her from his estate.
So in this case i don't have any information on how to remove this ring /seal / whatever its called.
On the shaft as you can see in the attached picture, there was a stainless cover ring that had 4 bolts passing through it and the stainless ring / seal around the shaft and these 4 bolts appear to have been fastened to threads inside the P bracket.
Now the interesting thing is that the other 4 holes that are on that stainless rind have threads in them and appear to have bolts from the inside coming half way down the threads.
So my thinking is that that ring must be pulled out, or pushed out from inside, if so then how as from inside would need something over a meter in length?
Basically i want to remove the shaft so that i can insect all its innards as its been sitting around for 40 years and i don't want to damage anything whilst performing maintenance
If you need any more info, please let me know, other wise thanks in advance for any help that may be offered.