Oldie but Goodie – 1998 Article on Running Gear Alignment

2009 June 23
by Chris Brown

I ran across this April 1998 published article and after a quick read realized that things haven’t change that much over time.  This article is a great primer for the boater with a mid size yacht that has unfortunately “bumped” bottom.  High Seas Yacht Service founder Don Waksman was quoted for his alignment expertise back then.

While the concepts are all the same, the technology is advancing.  Back then the optical scope alignment was relatively new.  Now it is common place for our company and used every time we pull out shafts.   Just straightening shafts is not good enough.  Maintaining a proper alignment is critical for a smooth ride, lower maintenance costs, better fuel consumption and overall  greater enjoyment of your boat.

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