We pulled the boat today and it looks like we snapped a shaft.
That is one hell of a big piece of stainless steel to just shear.
Luckily Sheffield Propeller is able to make us a new one and luckily we have a spare prop.
Hopefully we can be back in the water on Wednesday.
7/14/2017 04:54:24 pm
Looks like you were lucky on several counts. The guy with Clark looks like he's seen a few broken shafts in his days. So what did he think caused an 1 1/2 stainless shaft to snap? Did the prop hit the rudder as it flew by?
7/15/2017 06:22:11 pm
7/19/2017 03:03:24 pm
How do you hit something big enough to shear a massive stainless steel shaft without damaging your hull?
7/19/2017 03:14:07 pm
My money is on something got caught up in the prop
7/20/2017 10:54:46 pm
Reading similar accounts on Hulltruth, the common theme seems to be something caught in prop
7/26/2017 11:29:08 am
My guess is they hit a log and bent the shaft, kept running the motor and shook that thing to death. The shaft would fail eventually.
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