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PostSubject: Shortening boat propeller shafts   Shortening boat propeller shafts EmptySun Mar 03, 2024 12:48 pm

I am making a scratch built balsa hull boat from the plans of the full sized craft which necessitates a very short propellor shaft. As these are not available I am seeking advice on the feasibility of purchasing a standard shaft, removing one of the bushes and shortening the tube before replacing the bush. 
Has anybody done this if so any advice would be very helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: Shortening boat propeller shafts   Shortening boat propeller shafts EmptyMon Mar 04, 2024 9:42 am

No problem, I do it all the time. 
Just make sure you the cut end is square and remove ALL the metal debris before you refit the bearing. Also if it is a little loose then a drop of superglue or solder to make sure it doesn't drop out.

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