Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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Your best bet is to contact a shaft shop in S.C. and have them on standby. They can measure the shaft diameter and interior coupling while the boat is in the water. They can make sure to have the shaft stock in hand and they might even cut the coupling diameter and coupling keyway in advance. Morgan OI''s varied quite wildly during production so that there is no really good way to accurately determine the proper shaft length and hub taper without pulling the old shaft. This is especially true since you would expect a 28 year old boat to have been repowered and re-proped by now.
A good shaft shop can cut the taper and key way in a couple hours and so you should be able to get by with a quick haulout if you find a cooperative shaft shop. One minor point, depending on the keel config (I believe that there were three available on this model) on your boat, you may not be able to pull the shaft without removing the rudder.