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After answering why, then where? If at coupling and it is a fatigue fracture (as opposed to bent) you might be able to patch it with small piece of shaft and a rigid clamp collar until your next haul out (where you will certainly want to replace the whole shaft). The problem with changing shafts in the water is usually that the rudder is in the way. Pushing it forward probably isn't an option either if it is correctly positioned to start with. I did this with my Beta installation, where I didn't do a haul out (yet). You won't be able to use the keyway, but properly torqued the clamp collars are pretty good. Go to grainger.com and search for part number 3zn59. This is the one I used. You would of course need the right diameter for your shaft. A prop shop may have a piece of buggered shaft you could use.
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