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Old 22-09-2017, 14:18   #1
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Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HOZFzQxa08WG4LG32

What do you guys think? I'm thinking yes, but I have no experience in this department.

Let's say I need to, and I can find a bearing here in Grenada, how many beers is it going to take to do this job?
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Old 22-09-2017, 14:23   #2
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

Looking at the different gap top to bottom then YES.

Can you move it up/down - side to side?
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Old 22-09-2017, 14:24   #3
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

Yes, it needs replacing.

As to the number of beers, that depends...
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

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Looking at the different gap top to bottom then YES.

Can you move it up/down - side to side?
Watch again, its a short video
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Old 22-09-2017, 14:27   #5
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Looking at the different gap top to bottom then YES.

Can you move it up/down - side to side?
You mean the gap between the brass part and the fiberglass? I'm not sure if I can move it side to side, but I'll check. My guess is yes.
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Old 22-09-2017, 14:27   #6
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

No, that looks good. Should be fine as long as you never put the boat in gear.
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Old 22-09-2017, 14:32   #7
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No, that looks good. Should be fine as long as you never put the boat in gear.
lol.

I appreciate your sense of humor.

Do you think this also is contributing to my overheating issues?
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

I cant tell anything from that pic. The key is does the shaft move in the bearing up/down or side to side? It should a bit, but not a real lot.
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

OK, didnt know that was a video. Yes, that definitely needs replaced.
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Watch again, its a short video

Ooops I thought it was just a picture.


Yes change it.
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

Not critical but bad enough to justify replacement. Replace.

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Old 23-09-2017, 08:08   #12
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

So I called around today, and I'm not sure the right part exists on the island.

The closest I got was a 5 x 1.5 x 1.25 bearing which.. isn't close at all to a 25mm shaft.

The hurricanes have also but a hold on resupply shipments for a little while too, so I might have to order something directly from the states.

Any tips?
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lol.

I appreciate your sense of humor.

Do you think this also is contributing to my overheating issues?
I doubt it has anything related to overheating.
Seems like that part ought to exist on Grenada, but Trini would have it.
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:58   #14
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

I called them again, and they actually have one with 1" inner diameter, which would mean 0.015" clearance -- would this be too much?
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Re: Is it time to replace my cutlass bearing?

If I see the pic right? It is time for replacement. It would appear the shaft has significant movement with just thumb pressure. Drink a beer for me.
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