Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
I just have had the mizzen shaft become uncoupled from the roller reefing. The shaft can be pulled out about five inches, and then it will come no further. How is this shaft normally attached to the gear box? I see a hex headed bolt on the inside of the shaft. I assume that this bolt attaches the 90 degree bevel gear to the shaft, but then what connects the shaft to the gear box?
Has anyone taken this all apart before?
I will post a picture of the situation.