is all back together. When I tried an alignment I used a feeler gauge but the two pieces of the coupling were so perfectly aligned that I could not put anything between them on any of the four quadrants when I pulled the coupling together, even when I rotated the shaft. I moved the engine
to meet the shaft, it turns out that the distance between the coupling and the end of the cutlass shaft is much shorter than 18" - maybe 14" or so including the packing gland
I dropped a bolt and not into the bilge
when attempting to install my Drive saver so I need to get a new bolt and add the drver saver later.
Its going to be a while (over a month) before we can take her out for a trial run to see how good the alignment really is but we did a brief test of the mooring
and it looks/sounds good.
I'm in a little predicament because the size of the new transmission
cooler connections are slightly larger than the old ones, but in-between 1" and 1-1/8" so the connection using a 1-1/8" hose is a little loose, which would not be a problem except that the piece f hose I got forms too short a bend and doesn't allow the hose to seat properly on the connection, so it leaks
So we have a very small leak around that hose until I can get some 1" hose ordered.
Why of why do companies put permanent nipples on their expensive devices...a threaded connection would suffice please and allow me to select my own connection size.