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New strut install 21 Sep 2017 17:21 #1

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Any tips on bedding compound and do I need to shim them or just align the engine's
Bob

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New strut install 21 Sep 2017 22:41 #2

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You really want the centerline of the transmission output shaft and the propeller shaft to be in the straightest line possible. IMO, it would be worth having a shipwright with the laser alignment setup to work through the process with you.

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New strut install 21 Sep 2017 23:18 #3

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It may or may not need to be shimmer. If it was previously was.most likely need to. Things move and change you won't know until you do a preliminary fit. Some shims are flat some are slanted.

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New strut install 22 Sep 2017 04:07 #4

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Remember; your final shaft alignment needs to be made in the water after it sits for a day, this allows the hull to settle in some.

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Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

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New strut install 22 Sep 2017 14:00 #5

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5200 seems to be the sealant?
I have the pattern for the 3988 Strut if anyone need one.

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