…with the mounts compressed to recommended tightness. I had to remove a couple shims and flatten the back of the stern tube a bit (with a file) to get things precisely aligned. But the shaft now free-spins on it’s cutless bearing, indicating minimal resistance, a good indicator of proper alignment. The mounting plate was painted with bilgekote and the thrust bearing and shaft coupler were painted with a more durable engine paint (Volvo green, they gotta look nice ya know!).
- new prop shaft machined
- Aquadrive extension shaft (custom length with CV joints)
- goop up the stern tube with sealant and install permanently
- install shaft seal
- install propeller