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WALSHIE

RO# 2124



Posted - May 16 2011 :  09:05:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wanted to remove my cutlass bearing without removing the shaft. Yesterday, I created a home made tool, similar to "strut pro".

Here are the original parts, I had to switch the slotted flange with a custom made steel plate.


MyStrut Pro in action...notice the black pipe and if you look closely, I used washers as wedges to keep the pipe riding against the housing of the strut.


Like a newborn through the birth canal, you can see the brass sleeve of cutlass bearing poking out. Also, the rubber is exposed, the reason for replacing.



All-in-all, it took about three hours to make this and cost me very little. I'm fortunate to be part of a working club with access to the tools and skilled people.
Favorite Quote: Don't sweat the petty things...AND...Don't pet the sweaty things!! - Steven Tyler

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MichaelNJ

RO# 14778

Posted - May 16 2011 :  14:00:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job! How long did it take you to replace the bearing including removing and reinstalling the prop?

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BornToBoat

RO# 17774

Posted - May 16 2011 :  14:00:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool! You should rent it out. :)

Rob
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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - May 23 2011 :  15:12:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I went through this I cut the old bearings with a sawzall and then pressed them in with a single bolt. A little superlube on the washers kept things spinning easy.
I like the contraption!

We were going to do the bearings on Freedom last year but the aft struts are shouldered.




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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - May 23 2011 :  15:16:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by boatbum

When I went through this I cut the old bearings with a sawzall and then pressed them in with a single bolt. A little superlube on the washers kept things spinning easy.
Do you suppose doubling two of the slotted flages front to back would have worked out?
I like the contraption!

We were going to do the bearings on Freedom last year but the aft struts are shouldered.






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