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Prop shaft free play - accepable??


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Hi Raiders,

Following washdown after a trip offshore I usually do a basic check of my outboard - steering links, tilt, props etc. 

Yesterday I noticed there was some free play on my prop shaft (about 1/8in).  Seems to be more than I recall previously so though I'd pose the question here - what is an acceptable amount of prop shaft free play?  The free play is in/out. There is no free play side to side.

The motor is a 200HP Mercury Salt Water series with 260hrs on the clock.

Not sure how to attach videos here ... but here is a link to a short YouTube clip  https://youtu.be/_N7aXU1avX8




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