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Cutless

Jan 30, 2012
1,092
Nor'Sea 27 "Kiwanda" Portland/ Anacortes
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How to change cutless on a boat with no strut? Options: remove stern tube altogether? Remove shaft?

Erwin
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capta

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Jun 4, 2009
4,308
Pearson 530 Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
Ask the boatyard for help. They should have the special tools to do the job swiftly and properly.
 
Jan 30, 2012
1,092
Nor'Sea 27 "Kiwanda" Portland/ Anacortes
Still one wants to know. Mostly because no boat yard within many miles
 
Jan 22, 2008
1,591
Hunter 34 Alameda CA
Without removing the shaft I would guess? There is some exposed. Would that be enough for a pipe wrench or large locking pliers (vise grips)? If you can get it to start rotating it may work out. Clamp on to it close to the stern tube where you could lever it out a bit at a time.
 
Jun 19, 2004
360
Morgan M28 O/I Ocean Gate, NJ
I bet you'll be removing the prop and shaft and use a puller or cut the cutlass bearing lengthwise. It looks like the bearing is the 1st step up from the prop shaft.
 

bletso

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Aug 20, 2013
106
Globe 38 PCB
Mine had me stumped as well. Had 4 bolts. Removed them and nothing. I finally figured out it was screwed into the shaft log. The bolts kept it from un-screwing itself! cutlass
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Sep 30, 2013
3,292
1988 Catalina 22 central Florida
My Albin Vega has the same type of arrangement, only the bearing isn't screwed into the log like @bletso. I just remove the prop, remove the two retaining bolts, and the bearing comes right off.
 
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