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stihl066

shaft strut

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stihl066

trying to find somewhere to buy a shaft strut. I hit something yesterday at an idle and bent it.

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Bozboat

If not bent to badly,  some machine shops can bend it back with a press. Obviously if you mashed it you may need additional parts like a drive shaft.

Marine Hardware

Bakes

Skidim (as mentioned above)

 

 

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jk13

Just got a strut and shaft from Marine Hardware for a client. Easy to deal with, quick, and fit perfectly.

 

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justgary

What Boz said.  I straightened mine on a press stand, and the only hard part was figuring out how to stack stuff up to get the pressure where it needed to go.  If you have access to a press, give it a shot. 

Edit:  Here's an old thread.  Maybe it will help you through the process. 

 

 

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stihl066

Been meaning to get back to this post.been busy. Well I replaced the strut and shaft. Aligned the shaft and motor to within .002 all around. Only thing is it wants to pull to the left now at wot. Any ideas anyone

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csleaver

Try tuning the rudder, or adjust the rudder tab, to counteract the pull to the left.  A tab, if there is one on your rudder, can be turned towards the port side to counter steering torque to the left, or the rudder can be filed slightly on the starboard rear edge if there isn't a tab.  Also, maybe check the tracking fins to see if they have been damaged.

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