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post #10 of Old 07-17-2009
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Similar thing happened to me last Fall, 700 miles from anywhere with the added complication of water coming in. The Drive Saver bolts sheared off allowing the shaft to drop down, misalligning the dripless shaft log, allowing water to pour in. luckily I had a zinc do-nut on the shaft that kept the prop from jambing the rudder. With a spanish windlass, I raised the shaft and stopped the leak. We sailed all the way into the marina in Tortola.
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