It turns out we bent more than a shaft.
The starboard strut was bent pretty bad.
Shake N Bake's struts are huge and don't really want to bend.
Brian and Jim from Sheffield propeller came out to bend it back into place.
At one point they were using a come along attached to a Ford F350, but the truck moved and the strut didn't, so Mark from Coast Diesel pulled his truck up and they chained their truck to his.
They heated the strut up with a blow torch, torqued the hell out if it with the come along, and finally got the shaft going through the center of the hole in the hull.
We dropped her in the water and ran her up, but she was still shaking.
Mark took a look at the shaft coupling and it was not true.
DAMN. The new shaft got bent somehow.
Sheffield is on it and is truing it up.
She should be up and running soon, just in time for the big winds headed our way next week.
8/3/2017 11:06:18 pm
Was counting on you getting out there and blazing the wakes to tuna town. Sorry to hear you're not back out on the water yet....with boats it's always something, no!
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