Anyone ever repaired a bent prop strut? I purchased a used 95 Maristar 200 two summers ago, and I have been fixing problem after problem that someone else had let go. I decided to put the motor up on blocks to fix a V-Drive leak, replace the prop shaft packing, clean the V-drive oil out of the bildge, and replace the strut bushings. The strut bushings were a mess because the prop shaft was at a bad angle. Once everything was removed, I could see that the prop shaft doesn't even line up with the hole in hull because the strut is bent!!!!! I took the strut to a machine shop and they couldn't bend it back with a hydralic press, he said it just popped back into place (bent). The next step is to put some heat on it, or replace it. I just spent $80 on bushing and I am waiting for MC to call me back with a price of a new strut.
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