Obtained a length of Stainless Steel 600 mm long 5 mm diameter (it is slightly greater diameter than the Raboesch bearings
), used 400 wet and dry
- couple (or three) rubs - check - repeat, actually it took some time but now fits, only one end, as the prop end fits the bearing
. Still have to put a thread on it, will take mturpin's advice
I only actually needed a shaft about 60 mm longer than the Raboesch.
One thing I forgot to mention is the fact that when I decided to up size to a 5 mm shaft, and the Raboesch maintenance free, is that the outer tube did fit the pre-made hole in the keel but there was no movement for adjustment. Making that hole larger was one of the most difficult bits up to now. Had to make - what I would call a prop shaft
hole enlarger - bit of a bodge but it worked.
wet and dry