Need a strut

Bud719
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Need a strut

Postby Bud719 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:39 am

Hi Folks,

I need a Starboard Shaft Strut for my 1990 32' twin engine Marinette. Must have hit something at sometime in the past and bearing replacement showed it to be out of alignment. 10 year insurance Survey caught it. The yards machine shop doesn't want to straighten it.

Anyone have one, or know the best source for one (I am in the middle Chesapeake Bay)!

Thanks!

Bud

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Re: Need a strut

Postby EWRice » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:28 pm

I had to make my own. I do have the jig that I used. If you have the ability, or know a good welding shop, you are welcome to use it. Just cover shipping to and from. You will have to check a few dimensions to be sure it is the same.

I have a good welding shop in Michigan I use that could probably make one and ship it to you.
Muskegon Lake
1972 32' Express flybridge
"AL13"
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
'55 10hp Johnson

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Re: Need a strut

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:04 pm

I think that I read somewhere that Pluckebaum in Louisville made them. Probably not cheap but they sure know the boats.
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Re: Need a strut

Postby Tuggle » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:14 pm

Replaced both of mine last year, bought them directly from Marinette.
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Re: Need a strut

Postby Leviathon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:50 am

For what size prop shaft is your shaft jig? 1 1/4?
Steve and Mary Levi
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Twin Chrysler 360's
El Ohssa
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Re: Need a strut

Postby yooper » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:25 am

I got mine from John Althouse. He had the rights to the Marinette Brand . He had a lot of parts and jigs to make all the Marinette struts. A few years ago he had a bad stroke and his dad Tom was carrying on in a limited fashion. They had an account on this forum. Don't know the current status. They live in Marquette Michigan. Those strut jigs would come in handy for a talented aluminum welder.

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Re: Need a strut

Postby EWRice » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Leviathon wrote:For what size prop shaft is your shaft jig? 1 1/4?


My jig is set up for 1.500" od bearing.
Muskegon Lake
1972 32' Express flybridge
"AL13"
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
'55 10hp Johnson

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Re: Need a strut

Postby Leviathon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Sounds like that would work for this bearing DEENA 1-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 5" Johnson Cutless Non-Metallic Bearing. I will send you a PM.
Last Question - Looks like the hole coming into the boat for the shaft, don't know the technical term for it, is about 1 1/2 inches I.D. That does not leave a lot of room for a 1 1/4 shaft. Any issues running a larger shaft through there? Want to go from 1 to 1 1/4 to run a larger prop.
Steve and Mary Levi
1973 32' Marinette Fisherman
Twin Chrysler 360's
El Ohssa
St. Joseph, Michigan

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Re: Need a strut

Postby TinLizzy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:01 pm

You would also have to change your shaft packing gland.
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Re: Need a strut

Postby Leviathon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 pm

Yes - I think I can take the ones from the 1" props and use them on the new rudders. I had the old plastic ones on the rudders and they came out in pieces.
Steve and Mary Levi
1973 32' Marinette Fisherman
Twin Chrysler 360's
El Ohssa
St. Joseph, Michigan


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