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motosno963
08-02-2012, 11:51 AM
sooo i went outside to see if i could get my prop off and i was wondering if my prop shaft was bent...i think it is.. what do yall think haha..anyone know how much one runs and where online to get one...im not paying someone 100$ hr to replace it when i can..also im guessing ill need the support piece thats by the prop
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eblom
08-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Everybody on the board has said really good things abot these guys... http://elberts.com/
I think a new shaft is around 400.00 depending on what size etc...
Its possible that your existing shaft and strut could be straightened by a machine shop as well...

motosno963
08-02-2012, 12:01 PM
i was thinking that but it almost looks like its off by an inch and i can see small per portions but that looks like a lot haha

bergermaister
08-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Most often insurance will cover bottom hits. You'd be surprised how spendy it can be when you start talking about replacing the shaft, strut, shaft seal, and other hardware. Whether you're paying a shop to do it at $100/hr or not. Paying the deductible and biting the bullet can be a better option sometimes.

Might wanna check into it before you dive in.

motosno963
08-02-2012, 12:14 PM
i dont have insurance on my boat..i know dumb.. but with how much i get paid at work i dont know if i could afford it right now..i only get paid like 11$ an hour

DOCDRS
08-02-2012, 12:25 PM
sooo i went outside to see if i could get my prop off and i was wondering if my prop shaft was bent...i think it is.. what do yall think haha..anyone know how much one runs and where online to get one...im not paying someone 100$ hr to replace it when i can..also im guessing ill need the support piece thats by the prop
1563015631


What camera did you use to take the pic? So are you telling us that you hit something hard? A strut will run 350- 400

jester
08-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Do you have an issue with your boat just wanting to go right when you get up too speed? It also looks like what you hit took some off the prop.

motosno963
08-02-2012, 12:44 PM
i used my phone..but thats how it looks with your eye too...my prop had small nic's missing to begin with..that log finished her off with that big dent in the side, im about to order a new prop...it vibrates when you first take off but not that bad when your wakeboarding..can barley feel it..the day i hit the prop i was pulling someone when i hit it..and we did 2 more runs before we took her in..and i dont think i have any issues with the boat turning( if i can remember)

motosno963
08-02-2012, 12:47 PM
i sent elberts an email..anyone else know where i could get a shaft?

kaneboats
08-02-2012, 01:30 PM
No place better than elberts. They'll get you the right one and a great price. My only issue was the collar on the end of the shaft was a little different so I had to get bolts of a different size (length and thread length) to attach to the transmission coupler. Looks like you will also need a 15 degree strut-- you can get this at skidim.

motosno963
08-02-2012, 01:35 PM
ill go look haha..my buddy comes back from afgan tomorrow and i want to take him out while hes home on leave..im just worried if it will do anything to the motor or tranny

DOCDRS
08-02-2012, 04:37 PM
You may want to try your nearest dealer. I think mine was about 325 2 years ago for the shaft with coupler

motosno963
08-02-2012, 06:45 PM
my closest moomba dealer is like an hour or two away and the closest marine parts dealer is like west marine and thats a good 25 min drive haha

eblom
08-02-2012, 07:00 PM
You can do some real damage running with a bent shaft... I wouldnt take the chance...

jpetty3023
08-02-2012, 08:00 PM
Im kind of floored to hear that you don't have insurance brother. Not sure if it's a requirement in your state or not and not tryin to judge, or get in your financials brother, but if you can't afford insurance maybe you shouldn't be a boat owner. I know i personally would hate to be hit by you on the water and you not have any insurance


Sent from my home phone..

motosno963
08-02-2012, 08:27 PM
well i bought the boat when i was in the army and had the money..i have tossed the idea around to sell the boat but all my friends tell me not to..i was in the coast guard aux. when i got out of the army so i know my stuff on the water..i have only been stopped once my the sherrifs on the water and that was because some people at a water side bar saw there boats next to the dock bobing up and down and when the cops went looking i was the first wakeboat the saw and stopped us..only got me for not enough life jackets..i was missing 1 ha..didnt complain tho..when im on the water im watching out for my boat and the people on my boat..i should get it tho..im thinking about selling the street bike and paing off my two loans now...that will free up cash...but jpetty im not mad and i know where your coming from

jpetty3023
08-02-2012, 09:25 PM
It's just a very cheap protection plan for you and your fam. Glad to hear your a responsible boat operator and thanks for serving!!


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motosno963
08-02-2012, 09:50 PM
i guess i should start a thread on insurance then and try and see what yall have and the payments...my boat is paid for and i have title in hand so like my truck, i can do what i want to her..but again i just want to go out 1 day for a few hours and take my best friend wakeboarding while hes home on leave from afgan..then after that day dry dock my boat again till i can get the funds to fix her up..and its getting near fall so i have to save up for my sled haha

beat taco
08-03-2012, 12:44 AM
Elbert is local to me, great prices/parts over the years!

motosno963
08-03-2012, 01:32 AM
yeaa i sent them an email and they told me like 395$...anyone know the length of the shaft?

motosno963
08-04-2012, 04:27 PM
bump...???

KSmith
08-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Call a Moomba dealer and speak with someone in service, see if they can look it up. Atl Marinei is open til 6PM EST (678) 482-6499

bergermaister
08-06-2012, 05:52 PM
yeaa i sent them an email and they told me like 395$...anyone know the length of the shaft?

Or pull it and measure it if you're doing it yourself. You REALLY don't want one too long or too short. Trust me on this one.

motosno963
08-06-2012, 06:58 PM
depending on what i due thrusday ill pull it or not...i want to throw the new prop on her and see what happens...ill take her down to the canal real quick and see if i still have the virbration..and also see if it pulls to the left or right..but i know im going to do it all myself since i dont feel like paying a mech. 80-100$ an hour to do work that i can do myself

DOCDRS
08-06-2012, 07:04 PM
If you are going to diy, then check the alignment now. Then let us know how much it is out. If you can't do this, as it only takes 20 mins to check, then you might consider not doing any of the other stuff.

motosno963
08-06-2012, 08:55 PM
tell me what tools i will need ill do it

DOCDRS
08-07-2012, 07:42 AM
a feeler gauge and 2 9/16 wrenches
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?10834-Prop-Shaft-Alignment-Yearly-Maintenance-Item

kaneboats
08-07-2012, 10:10 AM
We should probably get a sticky up at some point with the correct prop shaft lengths for each boat for each year. It is very hard to measure the shaft without removing it. I have a spare LSV shaft around here (2006-2012 should all be the same). I'll see if I can get a measure of it.