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I had a PSS shaft installed last summer, parts IIRC about 350-400, labor to a degree was negligible, as the shaft was out due to a worn cutlass bearing!
What WAS a problem, the installer put in a bleeder tube per instructions. BUT, the opening was below the water line, not 6-12" above per instructions........on July 4th on the way to Seattle to watch the fireworks, my daughter goes below, and makes a comment "There is water below here above the floorboards!!!!" Can we say "OH SHEET".........
Any way, figured out, if the bleeder tube is below the water line, you can start siphoning water back into the boat. I spent the next hr sponging out 20-30 gals of water from the engine area, to the middle of the boat. Missed a wonderfull downwind sail above decks anyway, with the chute up in 10-15knot winds, 70-80F temps...........
Something to watch out for if you have one of these installed.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!