{Stus-List} Cuttless bearing question

Colin Kilgour charliekilo552 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 15:29:48 EST 2010

You figure it will be easier to do in two years?

(Actually, it may be if the bearing breaks down and just slides right
out.  However, it's possible (ie: likely) that such an occurrence
won't happen at a convenient time and place.  For me, it happened in
the Spanish Virgin Islands where there are NO boatyards, and NO marine
services.  I hired a guy from the local dive shop and we cobbled
together a temporary fix that allowed me to get to a proper yard to
replace it)

If you think it needs doing, then do it now.  It ain't going to get
better, or easier.

My $0.02

In Grenada, heading North soon :-(

On 3/11/10, David Risch <davidrisch75 at msn.com> wrote:
> My prop shaft would not remove aft.  Rudder in the way.  Instead of dropping
> rudder I lifted up the aft end of the engine, slid it forward under the
> engine and it was easily removed.
> David F. Risch
> (401) 419 4650 cell
> 1981 40-2
> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:02:17 -0800
> From: mitchb50 at yahoo.com
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Subject: {Stus-List} Cuttless bearing question
> Hi guys and  gals
> I have my 34 on the hard doing bottom paint and 2 thru hulls. My cuttless
> bearing has probably about 20 thousand's play and there is lots of  meat
> left in the bearing itself. I asked the machanic at the marina how much to
> replace it and he said atleast 2 hours at 100 per hour and a hundred for the
> bearing. He also said the bearing may not  come out and then of course we
> would have to pull the shaft and that would be much more. So im going to put
> it off till next haul out in 2 years. My question is whats the  chances that
> i won't be able to get it out with a puller and have to pull the shaft.
> Which I believe means pulling the rudder as well.
> Mitch

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