It would be interesting to compare the photo of the shaft in the strut to one taken today...
btw... looks like you had Mainesail change out that through-hull for you!! Nice job!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)