Originally Posted by James S
I'm not sure how balanced the anodes are that we bolt to our shafts...just guessing here but doesn't seem like having the end cut-off not exactly 90deg could make that much difference...also what about the set screw that's in the flange that bolts to the trans...?
All good points. Also coming from a power boat
, we use much higher RPM's. But The degree of imbalance of each part adds up. If the degree of non-flatness is less than the weight of the setscrew it probably will not cause any noticable change.
Still on an internet
forum I would hate to say, "OK don't worry", and have this poster write back in a few months saying, Hey I followed your advice and ruined my, (transmission, cutlas bearing, etc...).
Especially when the fix is so simple; lathe the shaft to be sure, and the machine shop can test for trueness, and balance of the shaft to insure years of trouble free use after reinstall.