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Old 05-03-2019, 02:21 PM   #21
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question for the group...if the shaft needs replacing due to wear or corrosion what does that typically cost ?
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #22
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I forget the name but there was a company that created "inside out " cutlass bearings.

If a shaft was too scored the shaft would have a sleive with the rubbers attached slipped on and a bearing surface installed where the old bearing was fitted.

My understanding that with all the parts easy to R&R a scored shaft could be run "forever"

A good deal in shallow sandy water.
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A prop shaft should last till you run on something that bends it ,

and the local shop cant fix it.
Or corrosion sets in. Crevice corrosion is alive and well, particularly where little water movement occurs, such as in a standard packing arrangement. Car dude apparently encountered this issue. Many others have too.
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I did have to replace my shaft recently due to crevice corrosion. Boat was very lightly used before I bought it, and I donít use it enough either. Standard packing gland.

I think the shaft was like $800. I didnít really price shop. Probably paid too much but wanted to get it done and go on a trip.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:33 PM   #25
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A prop shaft should last till you run on something that bends it ,

and the local shop cant fix it.
My 2.75" monel shafts are 1942 models. Shafts can be welded and turned to size and there are coatings that can build the shaft back to spec.
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