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Shaft/gearbox coming away from engine!!
Has anyone had this happen??
It just happened to us. Out for a pleasant weekend sailing, go to motor off the anchor and the engine won't go into gear. Strange crunching and metal noises. Have a look in the engine bay and the gearbox/shaft has come off the(now cracked) casing thingy.
Had my shaft seal(a pss dripless) replaced recently...and the engine lifted to better align. hmmmm could that have caused the engine and gearbox to no longer be friends?
At the moment we are happily anchored in a delightful, wonderful little anchorage. 500 nm from the mechanic that did the work.
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Last edited by chall03; 10-13-2013 at 03:49 AM.