Awesome - thank you Denise and MS.
Denise, I think that I can squeak by the rudder (I hope so!). My boat is a 35, and I believe that I have more room between the shaft log and the rudder.
I just got off the phone with New England Propeller. They believe that the total for the shaft & work will be in the $600 range, and probably $70 for a bearing.
I know that the Bullflex coupling only accommodates a 2º shaft misalignment MAX. You've convinced me to forgo it.
The OEM Mounts are $165 each!!!
What are they; impregnated with Gold?
The mount that you see (rusted) is a Dual-Flex 206
What I don't like about either of these is that the top acts like a cup and retains any water that comes into it, thus the corrosion.
The Vetus mounts look like this;
and should shed any liquid that splashes on them..