The engine is in but not aligned -
The main reason for considering to modify the shaft tube is to prevent the future wear on the shaft.
Even at the current offset alignment, the shaft does not make it past the skeg -
The other reason to move it, because of the angle, it is very hard to access the left side of the engine (oil stick) and there is very little play between the engine and the seafrost compressor (which is attached to the bulkhead and not the engine, I purchased the boat that way and because of the engine angle, I can see very little options other then the way it is).
That being said, you make a great point regarding the prop walk....
Any other thoughts? Should I not be concerned about the potential wear on the shaft?
Have you witnessed the engine angle I am talking about within a similar Caliber boat?