Originally Posted by Cheechako
Anything is possible, makers often put single
props off centerline right? So the "effect steering" argument not valid. But be sure that the shaft hasn't started to pull out of the coupling on that boat, especially if it had things around the prop!
There should be a visible line on the shaft aft of the coupler if it did slip or was pulled back.
Set screws should have prevented this.
Maybe look for that, as well if possible, pull those screws and see if they're sheared.
Shaft should be "dimpled" to prevent that.
Old Chris Craft I just refit
with shafts and all, everything was trashed.
1968 Chevy 327Q one right hand, one left hand, rotating.
SV Cloud Duster