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Yikes! Shaft Broken
New to the forum, and I'm going to start with a bang, or an ouch.
My shaft broke in my Newport 27. I was thinking of my options and mainly how much it's going to cost me.
Options - In terms of COST
1. Haul out. Replace with a new shaft. Note: Most likely needs a new coupler housing as well. BIG EXPENSE - 1.5K
2. Trim the shaft. Tap and drill. Have a diver push the shaft forward. Re-position it within the drive. Back on the water. MIDDLE of the ROAD COST. $500
3. Yank the Diesel, sell it. Throw a new 4 stroke on the outboard engine mount in back, get back out there. +Maybe makes some money off the deal.
I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on this issue. Hopefully I can make a solid decision here.
In Marina Del Rey CA.