Yes, our prop-shaft broke.
Probably due to wear in the bearings that hold it in place, or just accumulated fatigue. The prop-shaft is 14' long and has been in constant use for the last 10 years; Equivalent miles to a circumnavigation
I looked at replacing it with hydraulic or electric
drives, and also the possibility of replacing the whole thing with outboards, but I think I have decided to just replace the longtail drive with some improvements to make it work
a bit better.
Here's a video of it in action:
If you have any ideas about improving it, please post them here: