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Date Posted: - Friday - 02/ 8/13 - 5:24pm
Author: Sietse (M32 #49 "Waka Irie")
Subject: Cutless Bearing
In reply to: Brian 's message, "Cutlass Bearing" on - Thursday - 01/31/13 - 5:18pm

Hi All,

Thanks for all that info.

So we've made it through the canal to the Pacific side without too many problems (one bend bronze fair-lead on the stern) and have put our cutless bearing project on hold for a while since we just broke our mizzen boom.

Even though Doug makes it sound like a piece of cake i'm more worried that our case will be more like Brian's where it might take a lot of pressure to get the shaft out of the Flange.

I checked the shaft myself while anchored in the crocodile infested Rio Chagres river and needless to say didn't want to stay down longer then i had too.
Sure there was some play but it didn;t seem that bad.
it is hard to move the shaft and prop sideways and there might be only 1mm of play in it.

I should really tackle the whole problem at the source and that's probably misalignment of the engine.
For that i do have to take the Coupling apart but don;t necessarily have to go out of the water yet.

But we might not get around to fixing this until we reach NZ/AUS and just SAIL across the pacific.

for that we do need a new Mizzen boom :)

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