We have a Beneteau
423 sailboat with a Yanmar
4JH4E. The prop is a maxprop. We have been noticing some unusual noise
from the shaft area occasionally while underway with the engine
or when freewheeling the prop under sail until it feathers. The boat
was out of the water
in Savannah a week ago and the shaft seemed solid in the cutlass. We did a short sea trial with the yard mechanic
and didnít notice any problem but there was not enough wind
to sail and test the freewheeling.
I am interested in recommendations for yards in the Miami
area that might be familiar with our boat
or similar propulsion
systems on sailboats.