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Hi All,
My wife and I recently bought a 1979 29 foot Super Cruiser. Nice and beamy. However, serious issues with the flange/shaft connection. There is a small brass key that is supposed to hold the shaft in place (along with 2 Allen screws), but anytime you put the boat in gear it throws the pin and you lose all forward and reverse drive. I have tried retooling the Allen screw hole with bigger screws, but with no luck. The original brass "key" is pretty chewed up, but a brand new one doesn't quite fit.
Any thoughts out there?!?

Thanks!
Cam
 

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Thanks Faster. Your right, axle is in bad form. (I knew something looked off when I wrote it and didn't really proof)
So the coupling is causing the key to throw? Hows that?
 

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Thanks Denise030
I do not have photos (yet) but will post them shortly. And I think you are correct. I can hand pull the shaft pretty easily right out of the flange. I did get a new key but is seems over-sized my a few mm. Any ideas on the best place to get a new flange?
 

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Yes. Your suggestion is exactly what I had to do to get her home. I believe its time to pull/replace the coupling and dremmel down the key to fit better.
Thanks for the advice!
 
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