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Running Gear...and we don't mean sneakers. Just what should you expect to find when you look at the hull of your boat...below the waterline?

Whether you have a Displacement or Planing hull it is important to understand how your running gear is situated and designed to make your boat most efficient. Take a browse at these props and running gear seen recently in a boatyard. Discover more about learning to see what you are looking at. Register to attend our next DIY seminar called Introduction to Boat Systems.

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The shiny 1 inch area of the shaft proves the shaft has been moved back about an inch...but why? Ask Captain Chris! www.CaptainChrisShipStore.com
This prop has been wire wheeled clean and is waiting to be installed. Note the key is down at the 6 o'clock position. And the prop dimensions are stamped on the hub.
How do you drop the rudder when it touches the ground? Dig a shallow hole. See the dark depression in the gravel.
Why are the tips of this prop shiny? Must be operating in shallow muddy water. This may not bend a blade but can still move them out of balance and cause vibrations.
What is this weird tool?
And what do you do if you whack an IPS POD on the bottom in shallow water? Buy a new one! See the boxes?
Is it OK if the shaft is not concentrically in the middle of the shaft log? Don't Forget to watch the video.
Look at this weed catcher on the strut! I believe this is designed for performance ski boats in the clean fresh waters.

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