Prop shaft wear bushing alternatives and seals and sourcing alternatives
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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I know that some very experienced people have suggested changing the prop shaft wear bushings to stainless, or using a stainless sleeve, and/or some other method. There are probably 6 unproven theories on this issue. I think it all started because some of us believe that Amel overcharges for the wear bushing (and they probably do). Then, of course, the theories about changing the Amel-suggested orientation of the oil/water seals that fit on the wear bushing. Then, additionally, various other sources of the seals, and O rings in the place of springs...yada, yada, yada...I am getting a headache remembering all of this stuff.
For what it is worth, I think that Amel has much more experience with this than any one Amel owner, and certainly more than me.
I am sorry if I disagree with some of you, who, by the way, I respect immensely...BUT, haulouts and C Drives are for too expensive for me to start diddling with the small stuff. I am sticking with Amel for these parts. I could not sleep at night if I started playing Russian Roulette.
I hope I haven't ruffled too many feathers, but I just had to say this...I promise, I will not say it again.
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 5:51 PM, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: