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Anyone ever have this done? Just another one of those recommended things every few years that we have never had done on any boat. I understand it should be done in the water. Just wonderin if that would clear up the slight vibration I'm still gettin around 3k rpm's? Is this one of those things thats not worth messin with unless its really bad and you got someone that really knows what they are doing? Never had any shaft work done or hit anything bad enough to pull the boat and straighten the props. Johnny's just got done doin the props again this year just to make sure.
 

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QUOTE(hammer @ Apr 21 2004, 12:17 PM)

Aww C'mon Hammer, can't take a little joke?


Anyway, do you have any advice for SKUZA here because I know that you are very knowledgeable with inboards.
 

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QUOTE(SKUZA @ Apr 21 2004, 09:43 AM)I understand it should be done in the water . . . and you got someone that really knows what they are doing? . . .
I had one engine pulled this winter for some repair work. Just dropped in water (the boat not the enginge
)a couple of days ago and they required it to sit for a minimum of a day before doing the alignment.

I believe they use a feeler guage to check out the shaft connection to see if it needs it or not, and then use the 4 adjustments / motor mounts to line it up.

Yes, I would recommend "someone who really knows what they are doing."
 

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Definately recommend someone that has experience. I know at when I was at Crusader this was done FREQUENTLY in the test boats and dynos. I still know a few of the dyno/boat test guys, let me know if you want some help with this. I may be able to get ahold of one of them.

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One of my engines were out of alignment and the gears in the coupler were destroyed, another $350 bill for the coupler, luckily the engine was pulled already, so if you think it may be out of alignment, get it aligned.
 

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I have done it many a time and it is easy enough to check...If u think ,,,,maybe....I would check ! !

Rule of thumb.... for every inch of dia. of coupling you are allowed a thousandth out of round

Exp: 4 inch coupling .004 out..on top....loosen the bolts don't break the marrige

If your not in yet check your cutlass bearing in the strut if sloppy replace it and for sure check alignment

Good luck
 
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