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Laz
07-29-2009, 10:40 PM
For the last 3 days my Outback has been vibrating at speed badly. I couldn't figure out what it was. Also, it struggled to get to 55km (34mph) with perfect pass.

Today I swam under the boat. The prop was fine, but I found some sort of rag or fish net wrapped around the prop-shaft. I managed to get it off and voila - back to it's usual flawless performanc.

Phew.

kaneboats
07-30-2009, 11:12 AM
If you read any kind of troubleshooting guide or service manual for anything you will always find the word "inspect". There's a good reason for that. Glad to hear your inspection revealed the trouble and you're back on the water at full speed.

Ian Brantford
11-30-2009, 02:45 PM
It looks like these little accidents are being used as a basis for anti-pirate technology:

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/military-and-defence/tying-pirates-in-knots/1000091.article

Sweet.

sandm
11-30-2009, 03:20 PM
cool. nice read....
had the same issue with a small piece of ski rope wrapped around our propshaft this last summer. amazing how such a small piece can affect a 340hp 20ft boat :)