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Peter Roach

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« on: January 12, 2012, 08:34:03 AM »
Neil - This is a pretty good tutorial on replacing a cutlass http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/replacing_a_cutlass. I have used dry ice in a cooler to help shrink a cutlass so you can get it in.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 04:42:01 PM »
Neil,

I have removed and replaced my cutlass bearing now twice in 14 years.  The first time it was a nightmare taking half a day and much hard work. 

When I replaced it I first made sure the inside of the stern tube was clean.  Then I sanded the bearings' exerior lightly so it was a snug but easily removeable fit.  I then coated the outside of the bearing with marine silicone and inserted it into the stern tube leaving about a 3/4" protruding.  The next time I changed it, the silicone made it easy to get out.  I also made sure the two set screws were tight and in dimples on the bearing exterior surface.

This system works well and is much simpler than some I have read about.  I think that there might be some further discussion on this subject on the old Topica lilst.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 12:19:45 PM »
Neil,

Go to the site Memory Rose.  She is a Pilot House Ketch and owned by Ron Sheredan.    He has developed a way to remove and reinstall the cutlass bearing very easy.  It can even be done without removing the boat from the water.  Just make his puller/insertion tool from local parts from ACE hardware and you are "in like Flint."  I made one and have had to remove mine twice now(for other things not worn bearing)and I can have it out in less than 5 minutes after removing the prop.  Hope this helps.

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Re: cutlass bearing replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 02:56:56 AM »
Here is the link to Memory Rose's post on Cutlass Bearings

http://memoryrose.blogspot.com/2008/12/cutlass-bearings-modification-and.html

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