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jayR

coupler replacement? where to source? have one made? 1990 flight craft

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jayR

this is actually my buddies boat... but it has a worn coupler (and prop shaft as well)  where is the best place to source a coupler?  from a search it appears to be a borg warner velvet drive.  at least they were in 91's  so I'm assume its the same.  also, its just simple aluminum with a key way,  I wonder if its easier and cheaper to have one made.  thanks. -jay

 

1990 flightcraft 18xlt

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wdr

Skidim.com. I have used them and so has a couple friends, all with good results.

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Woodski

The part is probably a 'Marine Hardware' item, you can try them also along with any of the running gear hardware.

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jayR

Looks like part will in-fact come from marine hardware. thanks for the help. -j

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wdr

I would check around before you go directly to MH. I recently bought from Bakes because the same item from MH was $150.00 more expensive.

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khelfrich

if the shaft needs replaced i would just buy the whole are shaft system from skidim.com thats what i did on my old boat

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jayR

I will check those other suppliers... though I wonder if this one is a unique length being a fllightcraft and such and old boat...  shaft is aprox 41.5 inches.

 

wdr what was your purchase from bakes? and what was the cost?  thanks. -j

 

1990 flightcraft 18xlt

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wdr

I had to replace my rudder from Bakes about 2 weeks ago. MH was quoting $905.00 as I recall, Bakes was $795.00. Unfortunately no Crew discount applied to the rudder. I replaced my friends prop shaft 3 months ago and the shaft with coupler, hardware and coupler tool was $450.00 plus S&H from Skidim. The coupler was not the exact same part so you might want to ask about it. we just the old one it was fine. The 1 1/8" x 41.5" shaft length is pretty common as his '01 Tige 22V was that length as well.

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Woodski

@jayR:  Another option is Elberts out in Oregon so shipping might be a bit higher, they seem to specialize in running gear.

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