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Prop Shaft issue


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So this last weekend I made the mistake of reversing while the ballast pump was behind the boat. Chopped the ballast pump to pieces and bent two blades on the prop. Went to take off and vibrated like crazy. Jumped in the water and did a temporary fix on the prop and the vibration was gone. We rode for a couple of hours and then I started hearing a really bad knocking all of a sudden. Looked in the rear seat compartment and 3 out of the 4 bolts had come out where the shaft bolts to the transmission. Cut the boat off and got a tow back to the dock. Question is: Is there anything I should do other than replacing the bolts and testing it out? I don't think the shaft is bent and am planning on getting a new prop (this one has been repaired way too many times). Thanks in advance. By the way this is on a 06 Vride

David

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So this last weekend I made the mistake of reversing while the ballast pump was behind the boat. Chopped the ballast pump to pieces and bent two blades on the prop. Went to take off and vibrated like crazy. Jumped in the water and did a temporary fix on the prop and the vibration was gone. We rode for a couple of hours and then I started hearing a really bad knocking all of a sudden. Looked in the rear seat compartment and 3 out of the 4 bolts had come out where the shaft bolts to the transmission. Cut the boat off and got a tow back to the dock. Question is: Is there anything I should do other than replacing the bolts and testing it out? I don't think the shaft is bent and am planning on getting a new prop (this one has been repaired way too many times). Thanks in advance. By the way this is on a 06 Vride

David

since you only have to remove one more bolt, check the alignment. turn shaft by hand to see any warp. If no warping and in alignment, might as well try, slow at first of course.

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since you only have to remove one more bolt, check the alignment. turn shaft by hand to see any warp. If no warping and in alignment, might as well try, slow at first of course.

Good idea. Now if I can just find the bolts. No luck so far...

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