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Re: Shaft Alignment: Alignment causes mount problems
Our (molded) engine beds have a steel plate embedded under the glass to accept the mount bolts.. the drill and dowel trick wouldn't work and a 'slightly offset' hole would be tough to deal with.
Now I'm wondering if there's enough 'room' vis a vis the prop/cutlass/rudder etc to shift the shaft & coupling forward or aft enough to avoid the existing holes and use the mounts as is..? Might need to relocate a shaft zinc or two..
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