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Old 12-11-2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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shaft log for 34 mainship

My 1983 Mainship 34 shaft log is cracked. Welder says it has been infiltrated with saltwater, so it is not safe to weld. Need help to find a replacement or recommendations to coat it so the crack won't take on more water.

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Old 12-11-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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Buck Algonquin may have been the original supplier of the shaft log, but in any case they have new replacements available. Not that big a deal to replace one, but it will take a haulout, removing the prop and pulling the prop shaft back. Buck Algonquin also sells the heavy hose that attaches to the shaft log which after 30 years needs replacing too. Use double T-Bolt clamps on the hose.

I am surprised your mechanic doesn't know this. And FWIW, welding even if it might be successful which I doubt, requires doing all of the above work to get it out. The cost of the new part will be a small fraction of the total bill.


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Old 12-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #3
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My bet would be Deep Blue Yacht Suoply, not too, too far from you in Ft. Lauderdale:

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Old 12-11-2019, 09:30 AM   #4
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Hamilton Marine carries all that stuff if you can't source it locally.
As David said, not that hard of a job really. I removed and rebedded one on my ex, a 1978 Mainship.
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