Hey, all. I own a 1977 Westsail and am repowering with a Beta. In preparation, I have pulled the shaft log and installed a new 4" cutless (in the freezer
, warmed up the log and all's good).
I'm getting conflicting info, though. The cutless is about 5/8" proud of the aft end of the log as was the previous.
Bud Taplin at Westsail says leave the cutless as is and possibly use a pipe wrench to remove/replace in the future. A friend who works at a well-respected yard in Deltaville Va. says cut flush.
Thoughts as to what is the preferred course?
Thanks for any help.