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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 11/18/15 - 3:34pm
Author: Bruce
Subject: Cutlass Bearing

Has anyone replaced their cutlass bearing on their M31/32? I need to do that and was wondering if their were any potential issues I should look for or be aware of? What manufacturer/model of cutlass bearing did you use?

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[> Cutlass Bearing M36 -- Brian, - Tuesday - 12/ 1/15 - 11:24am

Hi Bruce,
Yes I replaced the cutlass bearing on Gran Mariner, my M36. It may be different on the M31/32, but on the M36 there is very little room from the end of the transmission coupling to the prop shaft stuffing box. Therefore, the coupling gets salt water on it. I tried every trick in the book to get the shaft out. Including lubricants, heat, putting a socket in between the engine and transmission coupling and putting longer bolts to tighten and push the shaft out. I finally cut the shaft. The machine shop that removed the coupling from the shaft, said it took 12 tons of pressure to push it out.
I installed a new 1 1/4" stainless shaft with an american taper, cutlass bearing and new 3 blade prop.
As I recall there were some hex screws holding the cutlass bearing in. Good luck.

Brian 1973 M36 Hull #9

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[> [> Cutlass Bearing -- Bruce, - Wednesday - 12/ 2/15 - 1:50pm

Yikes. Thanks Brian. Hopefully mine will come out easier than that. I do not want to have to replace the shaft, obviously. I will post when I get the job done, and photo document the process.

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[> Archive cutlass bearing info -- Aeolus M31 Mark, - Thursday - 12/ 3/15 - 7:44am

Hello Bruce,
I was hoping someone would chime in with some newer info for you, but here's a link from a archived discussion we had back in 2009.


Let us know what you find

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[> [> Bearing -- Bruce, - Monday - 12/ 7/15 - 2:25pm

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the update. I will add to this once I schedule my haul out. The past correspondence you mentioned was helpful. Best regards,

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