Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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MikeH
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Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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Hi All !

We had some excitement last Saturday night during a storm at Block Island. A large sailboat blew down on my mooring and got pinned broad side on my bows. The mooring field was very crowded, with high winds and a steep chop. Once I got cut loose, it took some chaotic maneuvering and full power reverse/forwards to get out of the mooring field without hitting another boat. In the process, I may have backed down over an unoccupied mooring ball. ( A big shout out to Harbor Master Kate McConville and her Mate Gary. They showed up in the rescue boat and saved my ass !!! )

During the action, a line got caught up in my port prop and shaft. Photos below. There was a plastic or fiberglass collar around the shaft forward of the prop, and I can't figure out what it is. There is no apparent damage to the cutlass bearing.

Do you know what this might be?
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3 Line & Collar.jpg
4 Collar Side a.jpg
5 Collar Side B.jpg
Mike Hendry
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Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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mike,

is the fiberglass (stern tube) holding the cutlass bearing still in tact? can't think of any fiberglass thing that would be there.
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Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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Mike,

This is a guess and only a guess. It looks like there is some nylon line hanging on the outside of it. It is possible that it all started out as a line wrapped around the shaft and as the prop shaft spun while you were trying to get free, it may have heat up and melted and then cooled to a hard material and appears to be a chunk of fiberglass?

Alan
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Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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AlanH wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:52 pm
Mike,

This is a guess and only a guess. It looks like there is some nylon line hanging on the outside of it. It is possible that it all started out as a line wrapped around the shaft and as the prop shaft spun while you were trying to get free, it may have heat up and melted and then cooled to a hard material and appears to be a chunk of fiberglass?

Alan
That's what it looks like to me. A reformed line under heat.

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Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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i think alan nailed it
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Re: Collar Around Port Shaft - Can You Identify This ??

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Thanks everyone !

John - if I was thinking right, I would have asked you to dive the boat while you were here :) ... stern tube and cutlass look perfect.

Alan - the Sage of Palm Coast is as wise as ever !! I'll save the spun collar so you can see it in person.
Mike Hendry
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