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Old 16-07-2010, 17:58   #16
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When you replace your cutlass bearing, leave about a 1/2 inch of the bearing outside the strut. You can use a pipe wrench on the end to twist it out. Set it in with lock tight or epoxy so that a little heat will aid in its removal.
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Old 16-07-2010, 18:07   #17
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Chief, I wonder if this is yet another place where dry ice could be a good idea? If you mix a slush of dry ice and alcohol and pack the bearing and strut with it, the two may contract differently enough so that the bearing can just be pressed out without much effort.

Maybe, maybe not, but depending on the materials, it might be worth spending $10 on some dry ice and alcohol to try?
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Back to the original.

The cut-less bearing puller looks like a giant tapping tool---uses a slide hammer?
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Old 06-08-2010, 21:47   #19
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go and have a look on the jeanneau owners forum , i posted the fabication of my homemade puller and it was also put on the hints and tips section by the administrator. I received alot of compliments on the puller , and i must say it works very great. And yes , i am a bit proud over the final result of this multitool.

http://www.jeanneau-owners2.com/
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I spent the serious $$$ for a Strut-Pro to pull the cutless bearing on my Ericson '27. I had intended to try renting it on ebay, but if anyone's interested PM me. I'm thinking a $100 charge for the rental with a refundable deposit on the Strut-Pro. The job took me about 5 hours using the tool.
Are you still renting this tool? I have a 1" shaft and 1 1/4" OD Cutless!
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Yes, it's still available. Call me at 860-213-1328. The whole setup cost me $445. The arrangement would be $100 rental, you pay shipping both ways. You Paypal me the $445 + shipping to you, then I'll refund you the $345 when the StrutPro is returned. I've got excellent ebay feedback if you're concerned, and I do what I say I'll do.
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Old 31-01-2011, 10:42   #22
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cutless bearing pusher

you can make your own cutless bearing (pusher)because thats what it does for about fifty bucks .2 pieces S L plate 2 reddy rods half in. washers nuts a little work and bobs your uncle hope this helps bye for now
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go and have a look on the jeanneau owners forum , i posted the fabication of my homemade puller and it was also put on the hints and tips section by the administrator...
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for those of us who have cutlass bearings in the hull -- what tool is it we need to use to extract the cutlass bearing from within?????
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Hi Iceman,

You pull them in the water that is great, pics would be great, my email is mobilewgs@gmail.com
if it is not a strutpro prop puller what is the make and model?

Smooth sailing,

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I saved my old cutlass bearing and used it to drive the other one out .
Put a block of wood on the end so u don't mash it.
Make sure you back off the set screws.
Cheap and easy.
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I saved my old cutlass bearing and used it to drive the other one out .
Put a block of wood on the end so u don't mash it.
Make sure you back off the set screws.
Cheap and easy.
You should never drive or hit a bearing in a strut/p bracket, it's still much easier if you use an epoxy bedded bearing, just heat and they slide out. In GRP the epoxy separates away easily (you can use release agents when installing) This is what commercial boats do.
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With all due respect, each circumstance may require a different approach.
For my application, it was the only method practical.
After over 10,000 nm there has been no problem.
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