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Shaft material does make a difference. But in the real world most boats of similar size have similar engines and with a limited number of available sizes it doesn’t vary much. But it will matter in some cases. By the way its stiffness not strength that makes the difference.
I guess I'm not understanding your point. Are you simply pointing out the differences in strength/stiffness between prop shaft materials or are you saying Newport 41 "A" is likely to have a different shaft diameter than Newport 41 "B"?
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I think he is saying that it is unlikely that the Newport 41 is going to have a shaft diameter other than the standard 1-1/8" but that it is possible that it could. Unless the boat in question was re-powered and had the shaft changed out...it will most likely be 1-1/8" as you've said.
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