Re: [campernicholson] Digest Number 731
- I replaced the cutlass bearing on Grace also the hydraulic model last spring. I was able to tap it out about 1/2 " from the inside - then it got stuck (I think it was because the "rod" I was using started to wedge inside the front end of the bearing). In an attempt to loosen the "stuck" bearing, I put a pipe wrench on the 1/2 " sticking out and turned it (clockwise - I think)to try and loosen it up. Much to my surprise and delight, the bearing screwed out fairly easily. On close inspection of the inside of the stern tube, it appeared to have a very fine (as in not deeply cut) spiral cut into the inside.For installing the new bearing, I kept it in the freezer overnight and transported it to the boat in a cooler of ice. The cold bearing slipped into the stern tube very easily.Hope this helps some.Bob HorvathGrace N35 #18----- Original Message -----From: Jeffrey MoormanSent: Friday, October 18, 2002 8:43 AMSubject: Re: [campernicholson] Digest Number 731I have removed the cutlass from La Boheme...also a
hydraulic model. The bearing is pressed into a bronze
stern tube and the bearing section has a slight
machined increase in the diameter. I cut it out with
my trusty sawsall. I was not overly concerned with
neatness as I have susequently plugged up the tube in
preperation for the installation of the "Saildrive"
unit. A few minor scratches shouldn't affect the new
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