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Never heard that term before.. in reference to anything...
 

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The tube where the shaft exits is called a Pedro tube...
You've just made that sh*t up, haven't you? Or did someone ask you to start this post on SN as a little joke on you?
 

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must be kind of a power boat term. only time I have heard it was from the power boaters. maybe Pedro was the first one to change his Jose.
 

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say the name came from...... a guy named Pedro. What did I win?

+1 for the joke likely being on you.
 

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You're really wondering why it wasn't named 'McMillan tube' or 'Miller's tube' rather than 'Pedro tube' sounds like racial tones to it?:p

Just wondering? :D
 

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Definitely think someone's messing with you..like "go find a string straightener"
 

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You're really wondering why it wasn't named 'McMillan tube' or 'Miller's tube' rather than 'Pedro tube' sounds like racial tones to it?:p

Just wondering? :D
So we have to be on tippy toes worrying about being politically correct? Gees guys, get real get a life. WGAF
 

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Pedro is common slang for a well equipped guy. Combine that with the big tube in the rear of a powerboat, boatyard discourse, sailor mentality ...
 

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The term is well known among boat yards and repair facilities. Amazing how much speculation on the origin. Glad I asked.
 
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