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Shaft Guide

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Just got a 2010 VLX and had a bit of panic to get it off the cradle for the lift yesterday and in the midst of it all the rope got pulled underneath and while in reverse wrapped around the prop.

Underneath the boat there is the rudder, prop nut, prop, a gap, and a guide that holds the shaft.

The rope ended up getting wrapped up in that gap and with the boat being in reverse it got pulled up into the guide (less then half an inch). The worry is if there was a seal or even a bearing that could be damaged, when i look at the other side of the guide (closed to the transmission)the gap is smaller then what I see by the prop side of the guide.

I never really looked took note of those gaps before hand so my question is, are the gaps suppose to be the same on both sides?

Are there seals on both sides and bearings inside that guide that I should be concerned about?

Edited by sshyiak
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No seals to be worried about. In fact the bearings are water lubricated. The gaps on the front and rear don't have to be identical, as long as they are not protruding out from the strut.

When you drive the boat do you fel any vibrations? If not, you are fine.

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