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Old 07-10-2014, 19:50   #16
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Re: Need new prop shaft

I bought my 1.25" a19 shaft from them. No problems, and Mike, the guy who runs it, is smart and helpful. I'd take the opportunity to get a new coupling and have it fit and faced on the shaft, that way you know that end of the assembly won't be out of whack. Plus the installation is A LOT easier with a freshly fit coupling.
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Old 07-10-2014, 21:01   #17
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Re: Need new prop shaft

Aqualoy 22 is around $60 @ ft. for 1.25" dia. Machining time, they probably charge close to $100@hr., with an hour minimum. They show a CNC which is good. I would say their prices are pretty fair.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:35   #18
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don't6 mess with it

buy a new aquamet shaft and be done with it. a lot of nickel in the shaft makes it hard and impervious to corrosion. you will never have this problem again
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I have used them, good service, a human answered the phone, directed me to the right person who answered my questions, shaft came quick and was correct, cheaper than local even with shipping, and I think the lead time was about the same. I would use them again, no question. I think I bought my PSS shaft seal from them as well.

I had some shaft galling/pitting as well. I was thinking of making do with it, then I rolled it across a flat surface and saw it had a slight bend...
Exactly my process. I was tempted to stick with the original, but then it looked to be slightly bent.
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If that is your problem , get it straightened. If your stuffing box area is damaged, get a longer or shorter hose or add a flex coupling which would move the damaged area aft about an 1".
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Re: Need new prop shaft

With that short a shaft and the minimal cost of replacement, the whole talk about welding or a sleeve seems not sensible. Order a shaft and forget the worry for the next 20-30 yrs. They generally come in a crate with support and have been trued.

From what's been said, a new shaft with shipping may come out to $50 a year.
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With that short a shaft and the minimal cost of replacement, the whole talk about welding or a sleeve seems not sensible. Order a shaft and forget the worry for the next 20-30 yrs. They generally come in a crate with support and have been trued.

From what's been said, a new shaft with shipping may come out to $50 a year.
yep, just get 'er done right!
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Old 08-10-2014, 15:26   #23
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mine broke ,, took it in here in panama paid 180 for stainless stock ? dont know what numbers for hardness etc but they build shafts for major companies in panama about 5 foot long one inch shaft cost me 285 total thought it was a good price
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mine broke ,, took it in here in panama paid 180 for stainless stock ? dont know what numbers for hardness etc but they build shafts for major companies in panama about 5 foot long one inch shaft cost me 285 total thought it was a good price
Same for us in Colon. 4'long, 11/8" dia. $150 for materials, $100 for the machining. You use what everybody else in Panama uses for prop shaft material (?)
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If that is your problem , get it straightened.
straightened/then welded/re-polished... or new? easy decision for my 3 foot shaft


If your stuffing box area is damaged, get a longer or shorter hose or add a flex coupling which would move the damaged area aft about an 1".

Interesting idea if your installation will allow. My space was so tight that I could not even replace the packing in the gland. Going dripless allowed additional room for a flexible coupler.
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Pulled the prop shaft to replace the cutlass bearing and see a fair amount of corrosion and some galling where it passes through the packing gland.

Has anyone used these folks? Propeller Shafts for sale. Buy your Prop Shaft online and save.

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Unless your shaft is dirt simple & cheap, consider a re-build. We pulled ours & I took it to the shop where I work. Turned just undersize in the packing gland & cutlass, plasma spray weld build up with SS, turn to size & polish. 400 bucks instead of 6000 or more.
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Unless your shaft is dirt simple & cheap, consider a re-build. We pulled ours & I took it to the shop where I work. Turned just undersize in the packing gland & cutlass, plasma spray weld build up with SS, turn to size & polish. 400 bucks instead of 6000 or more.
That top, right photo looks a lot like mine.
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Re: Need new prop shaft

Everytime I yank my boat, I remove, polish and inspect my shafts. I also lap my couplings for optimum contact and easy removal.
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