Bow thruster shaft stuck


We are attempting an in-water prop replacement of the bow thruster. After removing the collar and four allen screws, the shaft will not fall. It appears to be corroded. We have tried lubricating oil (but only for a couple of hours so far), raising and lowering the motor, banging the shaft with a hammer and prying the fairing by inserting a 2x4. No luck. We have stopped for a drink to mull it over. Any ideas?

Ian Townsend


Loca Lola II

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