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Old 07-06-2018, 11:10 PM   #2
Ken E.
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City: Bellingham WA
Vessel Name: Hatt Trick
Vessel Model: 45' Hatteras Convertible
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Originally Posted by Sabre602 View Post
The Admiral and I just returned from a wonderful week in the islands, capped off by the big hullabaloo party at Squalicum Harbor in B'ham for the 4th before returning to Blaine this afternoon. We had a great time.

My sensitive ears, however, are picking up new sounds...intermittent thump-like vibrations and a whining that I didn't hear before. The old Kingfisher is a retired fishing boat with a mile-long prop shaft hidden in her keel (the Lehman 120 lives under the pilot house). While I do almost all maintenance myself, I want expert consultation on her drive system, from the transmission to the prop.

I'd like your suggestions for local professional expertise. I liked the guys at Walsh (formerly Westman) in Blaine, but they haven't really done any work on Kingfisher. They're right here, of course....

I'm a working stiff so cost has to be, unfortunately, a consideration...but expertise trumps all. I have to be able to trust this old girl and I don't want to damage her with my inexperience.

Whatcha got? Thanks in advance!
Seaview in Bellingham is very good on shaft alignment and drive gear. Tri County Diesel, across the street is also good. I have used both extensively.
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