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Old 01-09-2009, 14:20   #1
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Weird Vibrations, Too...

I have some similar problems as unbusted67, also. Boat's on it's way here from Florida, but this is what my partner reported last night after the loading was done. I posted this comment on another thread but this is the best place for it. I may have used some wrong terminology so forgive my ignorance......

Props ok, just needs cleaning up, but afraid shaft may have severe wear once I get the remains of the cutlass bearing out! Lot of cavitation and vibration in reverse but not in forward. Also, tranny/engine loads down in reverse to the point of not increasing ACTUAL revs above 700 with throttle most of the way up. That changes if you kick it into neutral, revs shoot up as soon as trans disengauged. Trans is full of clean oil. Forward is not as bad (loading), but same as reverse minus the vibration.
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Old 01-09-2009, 14:48   #2
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If you are cleaning the prop and replacing the cutlass that should be it
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