Posted on Oct 9, 2018
Southern Marine Surveying
The out of water portion of the inspection is crucial on bigger vessels because it is vital that the running gear be in good operable condition. Can you spot what is wrong in the above picture? First of all the cotter pin is missing on the prop, there should always be a cotter pin installed on the backing nut to prevent the prop from falling off if the nuts were to back off. Also, if you look closely at the Strut, you will see that the Cutless bearing (shaft bearing) is loose and sticking out about an inch from the strut. This was causing a noticeable vibration at high RPM's and needs to be addressed immediately. Here at Southern Marine Surveying we specialize in pre-purchase boat inspections to give you the information you need to make a well informed purchase.