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Re: Broken prop shaft brace Newport 41

I've seen friends replace these struts on a few different boats by now.
If you didn't have a log or line cause the damage. A common cause for failure would be electrolysis causing "pink" bronze.

There are "off the shelf" replacements out there you just need to get close to the same as you had. Digging out the old glass and filler, and getting to the inside which is often under a fuel tank can be disheartening but It can be done. NOT in the water, Also it's a good time to think about shafts, couplings, seals, prop removal/replace. good luck!

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