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Old 23-01-2010, 16:32   #1
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Propeller Shaft

I am looking to buy a sailboat. My first. 1998 40 Caliber LRC. Yesterday was the survey and Sea Trail. Surveyor pointed out that the propeller shaft seems to be riding low threw the orifix of the boats body.
There is no vibration when the boat is running. Runs great. The surveyor says it could be that the engine mounts may have worn(Yanmar 50).

Wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts with this?


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Old 24-01-2010, 11:47   #2
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The position of the shaft in the shaft log will depend on the relative positions of the cutlass bearing and the coupling to the transmission. My boat had been repowered prior to my purchasing it. They got the engine aligned to the shaft, but did not get the shaft centered correctly in the shaft log. I had to increase the height of the engine slightly to correctly center the shaft.
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