Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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I'll bet the cutlass bearing is shot, in addition to an alignment problem.
I suspect the same. If it wasn't the original cause, it may have been worn from the excessive vibration or misalignment.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.