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Old 10-05-2009, 12:02 PM
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Input shaft gernade.
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Since the season is coming to a close.....

Hope you all had a wonderful summer, but for you who didn't this contest maybe for you!!!!

Post photos of your Bent Prop(s), Smashed Drive(s) and/or Trashed Engine Block(s) for a chance to win a DVD from Freeze Frame Video


Thank you BigBlockWally for the attached!

Were all of those pix from the same event? What the heck happened?
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Radar Shootout in Virginia a few season ago: The prop blade literally tore off as we were coming into the marina at the end of the day. As it was tearing off it came around on a couple passes and sliced up the cavitation plate and drive shower, destroying the lower case.
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Different trip on the Potomac River right outside of DC. Outer bell housing just snapped in half; no impact, no lower, no prop damage. It just came apart & drive was suspended by bellows and steering rams. Fortunately no bellows compromise and only a few hundred yards from the ramp. I felt the steering get heavy and sluggish about 2 miles from the ramp. I got within a few hundred yards and came off plane. Everything looked fine with a quick peek over the transom. When I tried to get on plane again, the drive shaft just slid right out. I am fairly certain it snapped a couple miles back while on plane and the prop thrust kept the drive shaft fully in the coupler.
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or this?
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:49 PM
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I am trying to decide on 5 or 6 drives and this thread certainly makes me lean towards 6's. lol
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:51 AM
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Vinny, what does it take to do that? Like, elenvtybillion hp?
Actually, only took 700. But, the problem was that unknown to me, the balancer spun its hub. Dont know how many hours I ran it like that, before the crank broke. Never heard a sound until it snapped.
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Great thread! makes me cringe though.
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