[Alberg30] Cutless bearing?

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at min.net
Sun Mar 10 20:03:19 PST 2002


I presume your boat is on the hard.  If you
	1. remove the prop
	2. remove the two bolts holding the "tailpiece"
	3. UNSCREW the tailpiece
you can take it to a machine shop to have the old cutless bearing
pressed out and a new one pressed in.  Or, if you're inclined and
have suitable equipment, you can do so yourself.  Be sure to drill
the holes to let the water in.

I'm no expert on this, but I don't think you should feel much of
any movement of the shaft.  Any movement gets magnified when the
RPMs are up.

 - George

Randy Katz wrote:
> Greetings,
>     A question about replacing the shaft bearing.  Don Casey in "This Old
> Boat" describes going through this task as follows:
>     -- Remove prop
>     --  Remove bearing housing (the metal housing just fwd of the prop
> that's attached to the skeg)  The bearing will come out with the housing or
> will perhaps remain partway stuck into the skeg.
>     --  Remove the bearing from the housing or tug it out the rest of the
> way from the skeg
>     -- Replace and voila-- done!  No shaft removal required.
>     My questions to you hallowed experts and old salts are these:
>     *  Does the above describe a sensible approach to our fine vessels when
> this job is needed?
>     *  Before any of the above operations, if the shaft wiggles only  the
> merest, tiny-tiniest bit is any of this nonsense required?

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