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Shaft strut

Captian Brian

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Hi everyone.

I ran over a rope this weekend and it wrapped itself up on the shaft between the prop and shaft strut. I got all of the rope out between the shaft and the strut. The prop looks fine.

Anything else to check before I hit the water again???


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Happens to all of us sooner or later.

If you got all the rope off, just drive the boat and feel for any vibration that you did not notice before. If none, then nothing else to worry about, except buying a new rope.

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I had a guy pulling me with my boat this past weekend and the same thing happened. We ended up pulling the boat because we could only get the rope off the prop so we could get it back in to the marina, but there was still some rope on the shaft and I could feel the vibration driving it back. So I pulled the boat and was able to get the rope off the shaft, but there was no way I could get the rope out that got pressed into the shaft housing. I don't think it's much...I put the boat back in the water and no more vibration and the boat ran fine, but is there anything I should be concerned about? I figure the rope would work its way out or friction would burn it down a little and work its way out? Bad assumption or do you think it's okay?

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