[Public-list] FW: Stuffing Box-- etc

Villo Marmei marmei_v at pathcom.com
Mon Nov 8 13:40:57 PST 2004

Hi Randy.....
About your cutlass bearing.....check the distance you have between the 
housing and your prop. If you have some spare space like (1 or 1-1/2 inch) 
then leave the bearing bushing long....this gives you more bearing surface. 
I did the job myself and I left the bearing sticking out of the housing 
quite a bit. Have not had any problems.Make sure you drill 2 water cooling 
holes into the bearing. I also took a Dremel grinder and opened and cleaned 
the 2 water inlet ports before pushing the bearing into the housing.
My old brain is starting to slip but, I think you can drill the water holes 
into the bearing right through the housing. I had the housing and the pipe 
completely out and I even epoxyd the old holes full and retapped the 2 
bolts holes.If you want more detailed information then let me know. There 
is also a cross section drawing of the whole back end with 
details.shaft,bearing and stuffing box available. I can mail you one.
Good luck with your project and Happy Sailing
Villo KC-641

At 02:01 PM 11/8/2004, you wrote:
>Randy, If your talking about the "cutlass (shaft) bearing" it is 7/8" X
>1 3/8" and can be found on page 301 in the West Marine master catalog.
>It will be item no. 379933 and the mfg name for this bearing is
>"BARRACADA" It is 3 1/2" long but it is my understanding you will need
>to cut it off a bit.
>Tom S
>A30  412
>Randy Weatherspoon wrote:
> > Opinions on whether I should try to change the thrust bearing and how
> > long would that take?  Size -?
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