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1991 8hp evinrude, E8REIA

My drive shaft has excessive pitting from salt water use. The lip seal no longer functions due to the pitting. I can't find the drive shaft from any retailers or salvage yards( 15" driveshaft) Do you know of any effective repairs?

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Will have to get it re hard chromed

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