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Old 07-03-2013, 19:11   #16
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Re: Engine mounts; engine vibration on gear

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You can check your cutlass bearing in the water with fins and snorkle. Just dive down, grab the prop and try to shake it up and down and then side to side. If it clunks and rattles when you shake it then you'll need a new cutlass bearing. Make certain no one is near the starter button when you're doing this!

Your alignment will be tedious but not hard. Yes on the feeler gauge. Measure at top and on each side and the bottom. You'll be able to adjust a little then measure again, adjust some more and then measure again until you get within proper tolerances. If you have a book that explains it then you are miles ahead.

Your final engine alignment should be done while the boat is in the water.

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Thanks John, maybe this won't be next to impossible after all!
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Re: Engine mounts; engine vibration on gear

Don't you just love projects that are just shy of impossible?
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Don't you just love projects that are just shy of impossible?
Love them if I can accomplish them but hate if I can't..
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Re: Engine mounts; engine vibration on gear

Just take your time. Easy does it... you will be able to do it but it will take longer than you probably realize. The next time will be easy.
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