Re: Prop shaft bearing
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We were next to Rock n Roll in Santa Cruz last year.
My kids and I came to admire her. Very nicely set up boat. I think the sharkis are great boats. We have had the pleasure of hanging out on a friends - also in Tenerife. Aneki (spelling?!)
Is the vibration constant or only at certain speeds ?
I had vibration on the prop shaft when surfing down waves on recent Atlantic crossing. Anything over 7 or 8kts roughly.
Then when we switched the motor on in Barbados we had what sounded initially like rough idle.
On inspection it was the engine mounts and alignment causing both issues
On last section of the crossing we had 4-5m seas and winds gusting up to 45 kts and I think the motion did the old mounts no favours.
We have just swapped out the engine mounts so hope that’s the last of it but as yet I’ve not hit speeds to test it properly
I’d guess alignment 1st
Does anyone have any experience of rewinding the prop shaft alternator?
I’m guessing ours has not been touched since new. It has been totally amazing on the long ocean passage. I can’t imagine why all boats don’t have them ! So interested in the reliability and service recommendations in prep for our return leg to UK in May.
Many thanks and all the best
On 3 Mar 2019, at 20:15, Peter Jaeger via Groups.Io <mallamok@...> wrote: