Surprisingly enough, this really worked!
At first I was very hesitant to attempt bending the bronze prop skeg - I could see it already in my minds eye; put the pipe wrench on it, add a pipe and start to apply pressure when "POP" goes the skeg! Significantly adding to the project in both time and money.
However, using the aforementioned pipe wrench and a piece of PVC tubing along with a couple of large cinder blocks for weight on the pipe, caused the skeg to bend "just enough" to where I could work the shaft out
I'll reuse this procedure to put the new shaft back in and document it then with pictures.
Moving on to acquire the necessary parts. 7 week lead time for a Michigan Sailor 2 blade
need to get that ordered quick . . . .