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Prop shaft

Postby helenrose » Sun August 31st, 2008, 7:47 pm

Hi has anyone got a propshaft they want to sell, i bent mine yesterday when motoring back to my moorings i heard a bang i hit what looked like a waterlogged crate it came up behind the boat after the bang,, anyway its for an Eventide 24 and its about 4ft x 1" or 25mil.
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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Mon September 8th, 2008, 1:50 pm

What a bummer Chris! Stainless shafts can be expensive to buy from the big names, but aske local engineering firrms or boatyard workshops, they will often have old larger, worn ones that can be machined to size. worth a thought anyway.

If you are out of commission for a bit you will not be missing much though, worst weather for years!

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Postby helenrose » Mon September 8th, 2008, 7:55 pm

Hi John,

yes it is a bummer but with the weather being what it is i dont mind not using the boat, thats a good idea of asking around boat yards, they might have a usuable one in the scrap bin, a local engineering firm has got a 5ft x 1" bar of 316 that i can have for 50 quid i will just need to get it machined, so that may be the road to go down.

thanks,

Chris.(Rose).


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