The intent of this paper is to place in the hands of owners and ship repairers, phrased in simple terms, a guide to recognize problems caused by propulsion shafting misalignment and provide well tested methods to resolve them. Since the paper is based precisely on the technical assistance that the author has been giving owners and repairers for the past three and a· half decades on shafting realignment, the information should be particularly useful to the people who are actually involved in propeller and line shafting repair.

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