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Ken Juul

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Cutless Bearing
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:59:19 PM »

I noticed some movement last fall before we headed south.  2600 motoring miles later, cleaning the prop a couple weeks ago the movement was too much.  Vibration underway was also quite noticeable. Had the boat pulled for a short hall, changed the cutless in the slings.  What a difference :D The old bearing was rubber in a fiberglass shell.  The yard manager said he hasn't seen one of those in decades.  Can't complain, if OEM, it lasted  23+ years.  But happy it is changed.

The yard estimated 3 hours labor.  I got the tool from Flt 12 and had the job done in about 1+15.  It seems daunting, but is actually very straight forward.  Thank you for those that have documented the process.  You pictures and text was invaluable.
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Re: Cutless Bearing
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 09:39:10 PM »

Ken

I checked my cutlass bearing this spring the day before launch.  noticed some little signs of age on rubber but no slack or play.  It will be changed at haul-out this year.  Good preemptive maintenance that's easier done before its a problem.

Steve
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Re: Cutless Bearing
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 03:21:23 PM »

Guys : It sure is nice to have a C34 Fleet 12 "Tool Chest", for members to borrow from!!

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Re: Cutless Bearing
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 04:46:16 PM »

Hey guys!  Just joined the group after recently purchasing #889.  Im going to be changing the cutless when I haul out this winter/spring.  How do I access the FLt 12 tool box?  Id love to borrow that bearing removal tool (and know what else is available).

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Re: Cutless Bearing
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 04:14:10 PM »

Rob
if you're replied to via email, please forward to me.  I'd like to get mine changed before the weather gets too cold here.  

Sorta brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?  All covered up and no where to go.....

Steve

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Re: Cutless Bearing
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 04:24:39 PM »

Fyi,  just some info  on removing prop,  bearing,  etc (from a c30-er who did it.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BKdBXHIyC8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQHLvUUyuE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsAO5yE1Kw

Cheers,
Ken
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