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post #2 of Old 02-21-2001
walt123
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propshaft removal

Yes it usually a hard job because of the confined area you are working in, the shaft usually needs to be uncoupled from the engine..it is usually attached through a seperate coupling which is then attached to the transmission. Set screws or some type of mechanical tightening must be loosened so the shaft can be pulled out of the coupler. The stuffing box should be as loose as possible at the packing nut and you will have to insure that the shaft will cleal the rudder when it is being pulled out. Since this job is done on the hard and I assume that you adoing it at a do it youself yard check out other boats that are replacing their stern bearing before you haul and do yours.
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