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Re: When The Boatyard Doesn't Know How To Put Your Max Prop Back Together
It would have to be a serious emergency for me to ever consider working on my max prop in the water. I've done it ashore and wished I had a third hand. Some of the pins are so small, I can't imagine having the dexterity to manipulate them underwater. Let alone, with our water viz, there is no way I'd see the lettering, among all the grease, to make the proper adjustment.
If there was a diver that was good at it, this is a guaranteed hire-out job. Or a short haul.
As to the OP, my imagination has me thinking the actual mechanic that did the work had never done one before. If you follow the directions, it's not brain surgery, it's just awkward, at times. I can see the yard giving the new guy the job, who didn't have any perspective on whether they did it right or not.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.