Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39

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Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39

Postby Stormjib » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Hi All,
I'm new to the Freedom world but I'm currently looking at buying a 1984 Freedom 39 schooner. I think she would be ideal for cruising the eastern seaboard. I do have one question for the group I noticed that the strut is angled to the right just a few degrees from plumb along with the prop shaft. It doesn't look bent but is this normal? The engine doesn't appear to be positioned off center either. Is this how they were built or is this an issue? I know that the Sabre's are built with the prop shaft just slightly off center.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Michael
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Re: Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39

Postby monroe » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:16 am

The shaft is offset slightly so it can be removed past the skeg.
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Re: Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39

Postby Tom » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:26 am

Hi Stormjib. I'm Tom and have done a fair amount of rebuild/rehab on our 1983 PH located in NC. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
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