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H-R Shaft Replacement

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Mar 6, 2012
Raison d'Etre 42 foot San Francisco
I have a Hallberg Rassy 42 E Ketch.
Is it correct that the engine must be removed to replace the prop shaft ???
Feb 26, 2009
Oday 30 Anchor Yacht Club, Bristol PA
Hard to tell if the shaft length is more then the distance to the skeg. Beautiful boat!


Jun 27, 2006
Tartan 27' 1967 Nyack, NY
As usual Denise is quite perceptive. That skeg might very well be in the way for cleanly inserting your new shaft.
If the skeg is a problem then at a minimum you might have to remove your engine's mounting bolts and scootch the engine forward 6" or more to insert the shaft from inside the engine room.
I just installed a new shaft on our Tartan 27' but there is not skeg so it was easy to access from outside the hull.
Good luck.
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