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1964 Express Rudder/Prop Shaft Stuffing boxes
MBHladilek
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:59:14 AM(UTC)
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Hi everyone. Well it's 'get the Marinette ready for another season time', HURRAY!
I needed to pull the prop and rudder shafts for maintenance/repair. I'll end up buying new prop shafts (ouch) but after 44 yrs these two are showing their age.

Any part supplier recommendations for new 1" prop shafts?

I need new cutlass bearings as well, any recommendations?

Also I need to replace the rubber boots which couple the brass stuffing boxes to the rudder and shaft tubes. These look like large bore heater hose, any suggestions for these parts?

Thanks in advance and let the boating season begin!

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#2 Posted : Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:22:04 PM(UTC)
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For the rubber hoses, take yours to a belt and hose supplier and match 'em up. On the cutlass bearings, I got mine from John Althouse (NON-metallic).

Not sure where to get the shafts.

Jeff
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#3 Posted : Sunday, April 11, 2010 3:05:30 AM(UTC)
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Fastjeff, Thanks for the reminder to use non metallic cutlass bearings. I found some at http://www.deepblueyacht...ly.com/series.aspx?id=9 They also have a supply of other parts that seem very useful.

There are 2 small, what look to be nut/bolt heads on either side of strut shaft. There are so many layers of paint on top of them it's hard to see what they are exactly. I'm guessing they act as a set screw to retain the cutlass bearing??

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#5 Posted : Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:27:58 AM(UTC)
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I just purchased A new shaft here in Pensacola. Bay Tool 850-456-3565. You will need to get the flanges surfaced with the new shafts.
My new shaft was $300 even. Someone is parting out shafts in the wanted section.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:51:18 AM(UTC)
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MBHladilek wrote:
Fastjeff, Thanks for the reminder to use non metallic cutlass bearings. I found some at http://www.deepblueyacht...ly.com/series.aspx?id=9 They also have a supply of other parts that seem very useful.

There are 2 small, what look to be nut/bolt heads on either side of strut shaft. There are so many layers of paint on top of them it's hard to see what they are exactly. I'm guessing they act as a set screw to retain the cutlass bearing??

Applause Good job on web site prices they are half of normal. I will be putting it in my boat list for future references. You are correct on the 2 small nuts and bolts, they are used to hold the new bushing from turning. You need to be careful when you drill thou the bushing after it is installed that you don't drill out the threads in the strut.Whistle Bill
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