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Crack in propel drive.


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#1 fishguy81

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:45 PM

Has any one had any issues with their propel drive stress cracking where it pivot's? Is there any real permanent way to repair this? Took to several welders and they say its not aluminum and can't be welded that its some form of pot metal. JB weld doesn't hold. The boat is a 2012 but really only been used about 8 times total.

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#2 NOG Admin

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:20 AM

The older model you have there, which is thinner around the clamp, was more prone to stress cracking, particularly if the clamp was over tightened. The material is actually cast aluminum. I haven't seen any one weld one but in the past we've drilled thru the clamp and tube and thru-bolted the whole assembly. Others have done similar repairs.

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#3 Mikem

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 09:10 PM

Tig welded at local shop.

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