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2 days ago I was out for an evening cruise and started to feel a very slight increase and decrease in the boat speed...so slight that if I had a passenger with me they wouldnt have felt it.
Within just a couple minutes, there was a significant shudder followed by a complete loss of momentum. Pulled throttle instantly to neutral and contemplated what just happened.
Opened the engine cover and with flash light checked things out. All seemed normal.
Thought for sure the Paragon trans had given up. Got up the courage to put into gear...no momentum.
Jumped over board and found the prop was missing and the drive shaft had failed between the prop and the strut. Twisted/sheared...nice clean break.
Has anyone heard of this? 320 hours on engine, all fresh water.
Is it possible just before the shaft let go that the prop had worked loose (assuming the lock nut was gone or stolen) and was only being held in place by the pressure between the shaft and the bore...and the "wobble" increased to the point where the shaft couldnt take the eccentric rotation and just let loose?
And recommendations on where to purchase a new prop and drive shaft? I have the hull card and the prop #is 3476.