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post #7 of Old 10-25-2011 Thread Starter
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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 2 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..
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