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    SBT Engine Alignment Tool In Action

    Since Chad (IBADTON) had his SKAT seal explode and take out his SC we looked for more reasons a few weeks ago and took a look at his old carbon ring that you can see here.

    It looked obvious that his motor had alignment issues so we split the cost of the alignment tool and here is what we found.

    We believe we need to shim the left side of the motor facing it from the back and they did not give us any shims.

    Chad is going to order us a few.

    This past weekend while working on my own boat I noticed my ski is off center to as well and has been so from the factory!!!


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    No surprises here... I've never had one with perfect factory alignment. For shits and grins... check the pump shoe-thru hull alignment!

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    Me niether...!!

    I figured they may be at the time of "Creation", but the mounts sag over this time. I think that the rubber is not uniform quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richieb View Post
    but the mounts sag over this time. I think that the rubber is not uniform quality.
    Thats a great point! However... mine was only 6 months old when I had to add .040" shims under both rear mounts for proper motor alignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    Thats a great point! However... mine was only 6 months old when I had to add .040" shims under both rear mounts for proper motor alignment
    Where do we get those shims from?? SBT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    Where do we get those shims from?? SBT?
    Sea-Doo... give me a second, and I'll get you the part number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    Where do we get those shims from?? SBT?
    Motor mount shims part # 270000446

    They are only available in one size though .050" I use them for a template and make my own from stainless or brass shim stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    Motor mount shims part # 270000446

    They are only available in one size though .050" I use them for a template and make my own from stainless or brass shim stock.
    You dont have any leftovers we can buy im assuming?

    Thanks for the part number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    You dont have any leftovers we can buy im assuming?
    Not as many as it looks like your gonna need

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    The trouble with this is the sagging under load of the engine/drive-train.

    Under no load, the perfect alignment is good, but what does it do when loaded up.

    Suppose there has to ba start point though.

    Chicken or the egg!!

    Like BD says, get one and make some using it as a template.

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