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Main Message Board / Re: Shaft removal????
« on: November 11, 2009, 10:15:40 AM »
Thanks for all your thoughts.
I ended up answering my own question yesterday.  The shaft won't make it past the rudder on a mk11.  I ended up making a press like the one on the catalina 310 website.
An hour to make the tool and 10 minutes to get the bearing out without having to pull the shaft.  Now I have a cool press that will sit in the garage for ten years till I need it again.  I copied the tool exactly how it was described on the website and it worked perfect.  I took some pictures but I forgot the camera at the boat.  I will post them if someone wants to see it work.  The yard wanted $400 to re and re bearing if I supplied the parts.  They use the stutpro tool that also works with shaft in place.  The tool costs $400 to buy.  You could buy the tool, do the job and sell it and still be ahead enough for some other boat part.

Thanks Again

Main Message Board / Shaft removal????
« on: November 09, 2009, 04:11:54 PM »
Can the shaft be removed with the cutlass bearing and rudder in place.  I have seen a picture of it being done, but I cant don't want to have to bend the heck out of it to do it.  I am putting on a new j prop and federal flexable coupling so I plan to change the cutlass bearing at the same time.  I have seen the postings about greasing the shaft and what not, but has anyone actually done it.


Are you still looking for a headsail, I have three from a mk11 tall rig.  Check out my post.

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