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Shaft Strut Okay?

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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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Tough to believe that the rope could be pressed in there. I'd just keep an eye on it, check for discoloration &/or heat on the prop shaft. Chances are you'll be fine.

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Thanks....it seemed to run fine once I got all the rope I could off the shaft so I will keep an eye on it. I know there are a couple bushings in there so I wasn't sure how susceptible they were to damage.

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