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Kent, since you are going to need to repaint the repaint I again advise blow torch heat and the shaft will slip out. Since my disaster 10 years ago with the big man, big puller and big hammer (in the face of my request for heat) resulting in a broken case I have coated the shaft with lanacote (a natural product from the coat of sheep) and never had a problem again. So Kent I advise a professional with a specialist heat torch and when it all together again, lanacote or similar. I draw mine every few months. It takes no time and saves a whole lot of grief.
On 11 May 2019 at 19:30 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
I have never seen an arrangement like that on the boom of a Super Maramu.
The original metal frame with 4 bolts through it to the gearbox is necessary to counter act the torque produced by the motor gearbox combination, especially when you are tightening the outhaul to flatten the foot of the main, plastic doesn't make it.
Sorry, but I would recommend that the boom be returned to the original configuration with the complete metal frame.
WRT to getting the shaft out ...that's a common problem, because of the salt water ingress through the top gearbox seal.
Maybe take the boom off and take it to an engineering shop that can press it out, and then clean off the shaft so it fits easily and coat it with Never Seize when reinstalling it.
BUT I really think you need to have that gearbox support rebuilt as per the original.
In any event your new paint will need redoing.