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Re: Hurth Transmission not Engaging
I spoke with Ferry Point Marina, and they (understanably) can't fit me in today, so it will have to be some time next week. The service manager there, Mark, said that the only way for the damping plate to break is for there to have been a "catestrophic failure", which would have been caused either by the transmission seizing (which I think is a possibility since it was dry when I got aboard, but not as likely given that we can still feel it moving in and out of gear) or by the prop snagging on something. He didn't think the disc would just deteriorate due to age; I'm not so sure I agree with that.
Anyway, they will be troubleshooting the problem next week.
Interestingly, he mentioned that if the prop was fouled on something, that insurance may pick up the cost of the repair, minus any deductable (of course). That's not usually how my luck runs, though...
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