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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...
Looks like you've got a bolted-in shaft log, as opposed to a FG molded-in tube, so the comment that the shaft has been cutting into the hull makes no sense. The area in your pics is not exactly pristine but not untypical either.
The travel lift hijinks are weird to see... it's like the travel lift itself let go.. if anything the boat was bow high and not likely to slip 'down'. Poor operator? The only concern I'd have about that (it was a fairly 'gently' landing) is that the aft strap ended up on the propshaft somehow. That's a big no-no.
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