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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms

You problem is proababaly shaft related, whether its growth or cutlass.

I would venture to say if all was fine before it is growth. Its amazing how a few barnacles can retard the boat speed.

Thats the simple solution. More complicated could be shaft misalignment, a bad cutless bearing, or the coupling especially since you said you felt vibration, but again growth can cause that also. Think simple first.


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