Originally Posted by Frogwatch
go into a boatyard sometime and try to wiggle all the props you see. You will be amazed at how much play there is in most. Some have serious THUNk-THUNK as you move from side to side yet these boats go back in the water and do not seem to have problems.
I am frequently amazed at the poor state of repair
I see on boats in the boat yard and at the dock, and yes they do seem to get away with it much of the time, but that doesn't make it right!