VetChugger Posted September 8, 2012 Share Posted September 8, 2012 It appears likely that "Glenmore" will need a new prop shaft. An engineering company has made an attempt to straighten the existing one at no small cost I might add! But, once again, on taking up drive, there is an unholy clattering and vibration from the rear that seems to come from the rear cutlass bearing. Local "sages" are suggesting that the attempted straighten has not worked and the consequent uneven running has worn down these bearings again. Although "Glenmore" has done very limited running since this repair back in July/August 2011, the company that did the work are washing their hands of any responsibility because of the time that has elapsed. Long discussions and concerns fall on very deaf ears! Anyway, we lifted "Glenmore" yesterday for a look and another engineer suspects either bent or misaligned prop shaft. Both outside cutlass bearings need replacing for sure so the shaft has to be pulled and will be checked for straightness. Some "sages" are suggesting that straightening a bent prop shaft is never 100% successful and that its best to "bite the bullet" or "grasp this very expensive nettle" and go for a new one. Has anyone any opinions on this? My next question is about a new shaft. It is somewhere in the region of five feet long with a taper at one end at least. The guesstimate of the engineer as to cost of a new one sets ones heart a fluttering seriously! Â£450!! And that is without any associated labour. Has anyone any experience of buying a prop shaft? Where from? How much? Who's best to supply? Any advice at all will be very gratefully received! Trevor www.normanboats.co.uk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.