Question for the knowledgeable people on the forum:
A friend of ours just bought a new to him sailboat, mid 1980's. He had the marina replace the cutlass bearing before launch as the owner said it needed to be done.
While bringing the boat
home, first day on the boat
, the propeller
shaft key and set screws sheared clear off at the coupler...
No one is getting into the blame game
here, but the owner is wondering if anyone knows how this could happen so it doesn't repeat.
Could the cutlass bearing replacement some how have caused this? The marina apparently did not remove the shaft to replace the bearing.
Could he have struck something submerged?