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by shelbygt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Replacing cutlass bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 5495

Re: Replacing cutlass bearing

I suppose it depends upon use. I would still say it's a long damned time. I wouldn't worry about it. When you pull your boat out see how the shaft feels in the cutlass bearing. I don't think a little play hurts a thing. It might even be beneficial. These boats don't get drag raced.
by shelbygt
Sun May 15, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft packing for prop shaft gland
Replies: 9
Views: 4261

Re: Shaft packing for prop shaft gland

barkleydave wrote:GFO IS BEST 7 seasons still perfect on prop shafts


Is that a type of prop shaft packing?
by shelbygt
Sat May 14, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft packing for prop shaft gland
Replies: 9
Views: 4261

Re: Shaft packing for prop shaft gland

Thank you Bret and Joel. After reading the material I'm going with 3/16" which allows me to fit three staggered pieces nicely. When I bought the packing flax I ordered two of the packing wrenches too. I'll keep those on the boat so I won't have any excuses not to check and adjust periodically. ...
by shelbygt
Sat May 14, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Shaft packing for prop shaft gland
Replies: 9
Views: 4261

Shaft packing for prop shaft gland

Have prop shaft out, gland apart. I have a new 1" shaft. What size flax packing do I need? It's compressed and I don't see any marking anywhere. I bought 2' sections of 1/4" and 3/16", hope one of them are right! Also, I had two pieces of packing in there, was reading somewhere there ...
by shelbygt
Sat May 14, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thruster, Diver Dave?
Replies: 21
Views: 8485

Re: Thruster, Diver Dave?

Thanks!
by shelbygt
Tue May 10, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Replacing cutlass bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 5495

Re: Replacing cutlass bearing

DougDoty wrote:No guessing, it must GO !!!


You're right. It was a blessing in disguise that I needed to replace my driveshaft. That bearing would have sat down there causing problems and I would have never known.
by shelbygt
Tue May 10, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thruster, Diver Dave?
Replies: 21
Views: 8485

Re: Thruster, Diver Dave?

Maestro wrote:Pretty sure that Lewmar involves cutting some serious holes in the hull!


I won't be cutting any serious holes in my boat. I'm looking to surface mount something on the transom.
by shelbygt
Tue May 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Replacing cutlass bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 5495

Re: Replacing cutlass bearing

Well, turns out my cutlass was replaced with a metallic sleeve bearing. I'll cut this thing out, I guess.
by shelbygt
Tue May 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thruster, Diver Dave?
Replies: 21
Views: 8485

Re: Thruster, Diver Dave?

shade2u2 wrote:This Lewmar 140TT is on my stern...
Lewmar 140TT thruster.jpg


lewmar-140tt-bow-thrusters-6ff.jpg



Shade2u2, how did you mount it? Getting serious about this.
by shelbygt
Thu May 05, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Replacing cutlass bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 5495

Re: Replacing cutlass bearing

So the only bearing to replace is in the strut tube?

Did you buy a strut bearing puller?

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