Side Thrusters


I needed to separate the motor from the composite shaft.  So I first dismantled the motorpod itself and removed the prop, commutator and assembly.  Then I removed the control head and pulled the wires through.  As the parts diagram shows the composite shaft screwed into the steel pod, I thought I would be able to unscrew it.  However, I discovered It is glassed in and impossible to remove by unscrewing.  Eventually I ended up with the shaft all shredded and split as you can see and I had to poke and scrape the glass out, trying not to damage the threads.  Eventually a small rotary wire brush inside got it all out. 

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