A week ago, just as we were entering our berth, the whole boat gave a mighty shudder and almost jumped out of the water. For a second I thought we might have hit a submerged log but when we ran inside to check on the engine the problem quickly became apparent
However 7 days later and 150€ poorer I have replace all the mounts and the shaft seems to be mainly OK. It was a bit wonky already before the accident and it doesn’t seem to gotten worse. I will put in a flexible coupling to compensate.
Lessons learned: I shouldn’t be so upset over problems, they are usually smaller than I expect. The emergency jack from my old car is a great tool to have onboard.
It is now 10 days left to the official start of our circumnavigation. Please please please no more major scares like this!