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Re: Displaced propeller shaft
Doesn't look good... the extremely clean shaft may well be an indication that it's only recently been 'exposed'.. there also seems some damage to the hull/cutlass area but that could have been the caught-up line scraping off paint etc.
Also of concern is the condition of the bolts that ought to be holding your prop zinc onto the (expensive) Max prop which itself looks a bit worse for wear.. it would seem there's been no zinc there for some time, and something (the line again?) bent those now-exposed bolts..
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