Otya, what you suggest is possible, and would certainly be neat. But I think I will back up a bit and remove that front cutless altogether. It was an interesting experiment
but I honestly don't think we need it, the prop shaft is very short and thick, and I now believe the flexible coupling on the back of the gearbox
provides plenty of support. The guy who made the recommendation of fitting it was probably correct for most situations, just not our particular setup. Sometimes you just have to give things a try and see how they work out. It helps if you are doing the work yourself, at least the costs are contained.