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#10768315 - 04/14/15 06:48 PM Vibration ?
me and the boys Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1852
Loc: Joshua TX
I have posted other question on here and have another.

My buddy noticed a vibration on my boat, i never paid attention to it before he mentioned it.
But while wot you can feel a pretty good vibration in your feet.

I now understand that it can be either a prop or output shaft, how can i tell? Is this serious? Can i fix it myself?

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#10768378 - 04/14/15 07:09 PM Re: Vibration ? [Re: me and the boys]
HasBen Offline
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Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 21996
Loc: East Texas
Does he have a spare prop he could put on and run? If the vibration goes away, it is the prop.
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#10769300 - 04/15/15 08:03 AM Re: Vibration ? [Re: me and the boys]
gary purdy Offline
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Do the ballpoint pen test. Pen in machined center of shaft then turn prop. You will see pen move if shaft is bent.
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#10769354 - 04/15/15 08:26 AM Re: Vibration ? [Re: me and the boys]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
What motor do you have?
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#10769689 - 04/15/15 10:15 AM Re: Vibration ? [Re: me and the boys]
me and the boys Offline
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Its a merc 125 02 model

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#10771751 - 04/16/15 08:19 AM Re: Vibration ? [Re: me and the boys]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Most of the time, unless the propshaft is really bent, you will not feel a vibration at high rpms/speed. Do you hear any noises coming from the motor? Have you lost rpms?
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