Turning the Screw

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During the refit, the screw was removed and the propeller shaft withdrawn for inspection. The shaft showed signs of corrosion and Adrian decided to have a new shaft manufactured. This was an unsatisfactory situation because the company tasked with the work produced a shaft that was bent and were reluctant to correct the problem. The shaft new shaft was straightened and fitted into new cutless bearings. At a critical stage in the voyage, Adrian discovered the hard way that the bend was not the only defect in manufacture.

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