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Old 10-14-2017, 08:06 PM   #61
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As Andy said to Aunt Bea regarding the freezer, call the man, not Gomer this is too critical and complex to not send to a pro, even if travel is required. Spent my career in a shipyard, there are some amazing guys out there.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:06 PM   #62
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I once talked to a local yard about changing out the shaft log. They said they had done one...had to pound it out. They said they would never do it again... ha ha.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:40 PM   #63
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Know of 2 boats here is Anacortes that had the s/s shaft tubes rust out. On one the owner busted out all the concrete to get to it and replaced it with a fiberglass tube. On the other one they managed to pull the tube out of the concrete, it took them a couple of days of fooling around but they finally got it out. They had to make a thin wall fiberglass tube to replace it, since it had to fit the existing hole. Neither job looked like any fun.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:35 PM   #64
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Shaft tube leak......HELP

Thanks for all the input, had to think and rethink my situation.
So here's what I did:
- blocked the boat with bow down slightly
- drilled a hole near bottom of keel, midship, where I will install a garber plug, has been dripping slowly for over 4 days now
- drilled a hole in bottom of keel under cutlass bearing, dry when drilled, did drip a small amount of water for 2 days, now dry
- having had experience of sailboat rudder freezing open from water penetration between top of rudder and hull I thought for a couple of days and drilled another hole in bottom of skeg under rudder post, moisture for 2 days now
- water did pool in area of fuel deck plates as it rained for 2 days after haulout before I could shrinkwrap, have changed 'o' rings and area should remain dry now
Depending on state of 2 holes in skeg I will either repair or install 'bolts' in the spring.
At this point i'm not sure whether my issue is the 'shaft tube' or 'rudder post' or a combination of both.
Hopefully the skeg will not freeze open this winter.
Thanks again.
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