Hehe! No, no seized bolt threads from me
Sounds like a pun anyhow!
I'll invert it sometime and drop some good releasing agent down there. It'll come in time I expect. Now that she's in the oggin' leg replacement is going to be a costly measure. It costs 80 euro for a lift out, same for a lift back in. Then there's the time element. Was hoping beyond all hope for an alternative but even the four bladed props are fairly expensive aren't they? If XL leg or 4 blade props are my only choices I'll have to consider them of course.
The cavitation plate's around 5 inches above the base of the keel. Obviously the XL would be right at the keel level on this basis.
There's an ad on ebay for 2 16 year old XL merc 200's. They are up for 4 grand sterling for the pair. They are one normal and one contra obviously once paired on a RIB. I made an offer but it was refused outright. They are in Alicante (about 7 hours drive from me). I was thinking one on the boat and one spare in case the first got destroyed by my punters. Can't justify 4k even if they DO only have about 20 hrs on them as stated! They're still 16 years old!