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Re: Prop Shaft Offset

The shaft log, engine beds, and propeller strut are positioned in a line from the get-go.. if I'm understanding your question correctly, an engine repower, nor a realignment, couldn't change the designer/builders' original intentions.

Plenty of boats have propshafts off centerline.. C&C 30, Mirage 33, Ontario 32, as examples.. not sure if this is done to try to offset propwalk, address torque issues or if it's simply a way to make everything fit around the interior...

Are you saying that two similar vintage Pearsons are 'opposite'?? If so there must have been a factory mod during the production run.. are the interiors otherwise identical?


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