Ya i figured that is what he meant. I didn't think that it was practiced.
On my last boat they took they took the struts off and aligned it the way captjohn mentioned.
I will probably do the same thing. Take props off and unbolt from trans. loosen the struts until the shaft freely spins in the house and fill in the gap between the hull and strut with some kind of epoxy.
Do you know what filler they used? The problem i would guess with a thick epoxy paste (like 3m marine filler) is that it dries too fast. Any idea exactly what filler is ideal for this?