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Old 13-02-2008, 21:38   #1
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Internal Cutlass Bearing Puller

I saw a cutlass bearing puller a while back that looked like a EZ-Out/Tap on steroids. It was tapered and screwed in and then a slide hammer was used. Anybody ever see one know the MFR?
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Old 14-02-2008, 02:29   #2
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I've seen a Home Made version; but cannot find it at the moment.

Strut-Pro makes this Cutlass Bearing Puller/Installer
Affordable Damage Free Cutless® Bearing Replacement

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A different Homemade Puller:
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If your boat does't have a strut, I know that some folks have used a piece of PVC pipe, split down it's side. Force it over the shaft inside the boat, and tap it to force the cutless bearing out.
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Carefully cut a single slot with a hack saw and that will allow the bearing to collapse/shrink enough that it is loose in the bore and can be removed easily. One must of course take care not to cut the housing around the bearing but a small gouge does no harm.
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If yer gonna take the shaft out just use a sawsall or a hacksaw like george said, then tap it out with a punch (it will come out real easy.
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:01   #6
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Use epoxy

Put your bearing in on epoxy then you only have to heat the carrier for it to slide out. You really should be very careful using a hammer near a strut/P bracket they are not designed for this type of loading.

Use a clearance fit bearing and you can confirm that the carrier is aligned. Chock the shaft and you should be able to spin the new bearing in the carrier whilst on the shaft.
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well it is very helping me out in many ways
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Old 25-03-2010, 21:31   #8
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The cutlass bearing puller I have is for a CSY and I not the same as Gordy posted. It can be used on any boat that has a shaft and shaft log that extends through the hull and the shaft is not suspended by or runs through anything else. The cutlass is in the hull or keel. I can even pull the cutlass while underwater and reinstall a new one in a matter of minutes, if I didn't have a maxprop. But that is another story. If you want pictures and information, PM me and I'll post it on the forum for everyone to see, copy and use.
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I was looking at the Strut-Pro , any one know how much it costs? just a ball park.
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the strut pro is $395 set up for one size bearing
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Old 01-04-2010, 20:03   #11
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Strut-Pro for rent

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.
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what size bearing is it set up for?
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The Strut-Pro kit I have will work with any 1-inch shaft or 3/4 inch shaft and is for a 1 1/4 inch OD bearing. For a different OD bearing you'll only need to purchase a $25 "horseshoe" from Strut-Pro.
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I used some threaded stock from Home Depot with a couple bolts and some pieces of conduit sawed lengthwise in half. Worked like a charm. I agree that you should not hammer the strut--don't ask how I learned this.
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save your old cutlass bearing

we do not have a strut.
we saved our last discarded cutlass bearing.
after backing out the set screws i use the old bearing, a mallet and wood block to tap the current resident into the engine room.
then aligning the set screw holes on the new cutlass bearing, i tap the new one in with the same piece of wood.
i've had to do this job several times, but it went very smoothly each time.

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