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Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 04:16 PM
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Posted By toddvdh
I dumped it in the river today at lunch and went...

I dumped it in the river today at lunch and went for a ride. The boat is fixed!!!!!!:D

1. I never thought i had vibration, but i must have, because now there is zero vibration.

2. No water...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 11:41 AM
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Posted By toddvdh
Mine was bought used also and included a spare...

Mine was bought used also and included a spare prop that had been repaired, and I did bend one prop (minor, only slight vibration) myself before this incident. I've never had a vibration issue, (at...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
It's actually not that bad. If you are just...

It's actually not that bad. If you are just changing the shaft and shaft seal, probably about 4-5 hours. I'm not sure exactly how to repack the shaft seal, but it looks pretty easy to pull apart...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 11:06 AM
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Posted By toddvdh
Anyway, last night I was able to follow the...

Anyway, last night I was able to follow the document Frank linked to in post 21. I did the whole alignment process. I used tape to mark the horizontal bars just so I know how I was moving it.

Here...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By toddvdh
I decided on 100% silicone because my strut sat...

I decided on 100% silicone because my strut sat almost perfect against the hull, and with 8 bolts holding it I was basically making a gasket and sealing around bolts. If it would have needed...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 10:56 AM
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Posted By toddvdh
That is the document I used that i had found on...

That is the document I used that i had found on another thread. I was going to add it to this one for future searchers.

Thank you to whomever wrote this, it helped.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-05-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
Actually I talked to my insurance adjuster before...

Actually I talked to my insurance adjuster before I decided to do it myself and he was sending it through for the full amount of the dealer quote minus my deductable because "they want me back on the...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-04-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By toddvdh
The old shaft checks out as perfectly straight. ...

The old shaft checks out as perfectly straight. But I'm glad I got a new one because it is pretty scored, I can feel them with my fingernail, probably from 16 years of wear combined with rubbing...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
On Monday I made a puller at work. Then when I...

On Monday I made a puller at work. Then when I got home Monday evening I had to cut 1/3 of it off to fit. I could only get two 5/16 x 3" bolts on it, and couldn't use the center bolt, but I...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-04-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By toddvdh
Well, so far it is going pretty good. On Sunday...

Well, so far it is going pretty good. On Sunday I got the shaft loosened and the strut area and holes cleaned up.

Old strut was pretty messed up

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Also loosened up the prop shaft seal
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-30-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
It only took me 40 minutes To get the strut off...

It only took me 40 minutes To get the strut off including unbolting it. So I’m at least started. :)

I have 5200 coming with the strut but might substitute something easier to work with as suggested...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-30-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
Well, I picked the boat up unfixed yesterday....

Well, I picked the boat up unfixed yesterday. They finally ordered parts on Tuesday and on Wednesday when I called to get a date the parts are back ordered at least 3 weeks. They wouldn’t go to...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By toddvdh
Ya. Eric said not repairable. Lol. We swam...

Ya. Eric said not repairable. Lol.

We swam back in the bubbles behind the boat because it’s a known 15’ channel that I’ve been driving almost every weekend in summer for 5 years, and there was...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-28-2020, 12:25 PM
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Posted By toddvdh
I don't know how to resize images so here is the...

I don't know how to resize images so here is the drop box...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-28-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By toddvdh
Bent strut, prop shaft and prop

Update: I decided to fix this myself. The pictures and write up start on post #13



Just curious on some opinions. On July 5th I hit something at 8mph pulling a kid on a kneeboard. Long story...
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