Can any Landfall +/-1976 (aft cockpit) owners give me some feedback on their prop shaft configuration?
My previous boats have always had the engine
under the companion way or slightly further aft. The Landfall I own now has the engine
under the saloon
table. with a long shaft that runs aft exiting the hull
about 40 to 50 cm away from the rudder
When I bought her the engine vibrated excessively, I determined it was a bent shaft and adjusted the offer to compensate.
I contacted the previous owner to ask how it might have been bent as there is almost no way it could have given there is no bare shaft after exiting the cutlass bearing and the propeller
I am dealing with says I should have a support between the coupling and the stuffing box. The shaft runs free and I cannot see where a previous support may have been mounted. It stands to reason that the shaft should be supported after a given length, does anyone know this length? I am aware that width to length ratio will also play a part. It is driven by a 56hp Yanmar
Thanks in advance!