Originally Posted by Vasco
No need to get wet. Most of the shaft is in the boat. Outside there's about 3/4 of an inch and then the prop.
Depending on the boat sometimes it can easier to jump in the water
than get to the shaft in the engine
compartment. No idea how I'd know that. :-)
You reminded me that the first time I went to check the zinc on the propeller
shaft of my 'new' used sailboat there was not enough exposed shaft for a zinc or to take a measurement. Turned out a zinc plate was located on the side of the hull
with a wire running into the engine
compartment. The wire was attached to a piece of metal that was rubbing on the propeller
shaft. Live and learn.