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Old 07-02-2002, 05:15 PM
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This failure occured when the U-Joint failed and shot out the starboard side of the drive taking out the Gimball Ring with it. The drive only hung on by the Tie Bar and Steering. Good thing the drive shaft stayed in. Next time you lose a drive you might want to check it out before you idle home
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That's seriously UGLY!
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Holy Chit!!!!
How'd the boat handle that very destructive failure?
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Did you have any indication this was about to happen? Did the outdrive make any noise or vibrate excessly?
I hate to see damage like this and hope it doesn't happen to me.
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Hey dude, I can fix that. My Dad is a Dentist and has an awsome set of tools.
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The boat was just coming up on plane from 5mph zone. The owner has had one drive failure before. (Just the standard upper failure) There was no indication of any impending failure. When it failed he heard a muffled noise then the immediate RPM climb of the starboard motor. Thinking that it was a drive failure like the one before he just idled back to the nearest marina.
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Probably lucky it happened when it did and not well on plane.
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