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Old 12-16-2017, 07:27 AM   #1
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Port Strut for 1986 42 Jefferson Trawler

Port strut is bent on 1986 42 Jefferson Sundeck Trawler. Any ideas as to locating a replacement.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:03 AM   #2
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Charlie M, I try this place; https://www.deepblueyachtsupply.com/marine-struts
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Some can be straightened.
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We went through this just a year ago. No strut or pattern available after long search. I suddenly realized that the casting number was just "GS-43", the model of the boat; no "P' or "S" on either strut. I had the yard check (we were home by this time) and, sure enough, the palms on the unbent strut was 90 degrees to the strut.

We had the other shaft and strut removed and the good one used as a pattern. The whole job went smoothly and the boat was back in the water by the end of January with two overhauled drive trains.

The rest of the story: We did track down the foundry that probably had the pattern. The person I spoke to was pretty sure it was on the shelf. When I told him where the boat was, he blew up and told us that they would neither make us a strut nor supply the pattern unless we had the already hauled boat launched and moved to another yard because of some spat they had. The yard was the best I have ever dealt with (and I was in the boat business) and did a super, honest, and efficient job. I already was sure enough about them that I wouldn't have wanted to give business to a foundry that would make a demand like that anyway. I heard both sides of the story and the yard's made perfect sense.

I can not speak highly enough of Oasis Boatyard in Saint Augustine, Service Manager Ryan Barnes, or Consolidated Castings and I have been around the block a few times. I would use Consolidated even if I was far away and needed to ship the parts. Contact John Allen jsa@consolidatedcastings.com
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BTW this is the strut. The yard and I both agreed that straightening was not an option after looking closely at the metal.
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