Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Francisco Bay area and West Coast by trailer
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Re: Is the boat yard screwing you? stories
It is entirely possible that the original strut was made of fiberglass. I recently discovered that my cutlass bearing housing was made completely of fiberglass and that's the way they came from the factory. Also found several powerboats with fiberglass struts, so apparently, it's not a rare thing. Might want to check with the manufacturer or their spec sheets to find out if this is the case.
What year and model Morgan sail boat do you have? What does your cutlass bearing housing look like? Is it stern tube? Stern tubes aka shaft logs are usually surrounded by fiberglass, and are molded as part of the hull.
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