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Cutlass bearing/shaft seal
Posted by: paulmcnicholas (IP Logged)
Date: March 10, 2011 03:59PM
Category: Engine and propeller

I have pulled the engine from Jaquelina (FC#8) and wanted to tackle the bearing and shaft seal. The original install was std SM equipment. Can anyone recomend suitable brands? Was thinking of PYI dripless shaft seal, anyone tried this on a FC? No idea about cutlass bearing - but will be assisted by a good mechanic.

Re: Cutlass bearing/shaft seal
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: April 28, 2011 12:43PM
Category: Engine and propeller


Do a search on the BCC forum or post your question there.

Fair Winds,

Fund Raising Captain.

Re: Cutlass bearing/shaft seal
Posted by: John Cole (IP Logged)
Date: April 29, 2011 09:11AM
Category: Engine and propeller

Go here for a listing of psots on the topic: [www.samlmorse.com]

John Cole

Re: Cutlass bearing/shaft seal
Posted by: ross8350 (IP Logged)
Date: April 30, 2011 12:32PM
Category: Engine and propeller

are you rebuilding or repowering with a new engine?

jo anne ross
s/v little pearl
falmouth cutter 26-7

Re: Cutlass bearing/shaft seal
Posted by: paulmcnicholas (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2011 08:37PM
Category: Engine and propeller

Replacing with a new (but identical to old) Universal M3-20B.
Old one only had 89 hrs but crank and bearings were shot. Cost of repair estimated at ~$5000.
New one from Schooner Bay imports was ~$6500 after I got a $1000 discount by sending them my "old" engine.
Thanks to info gleaned from BCC and other web forums had no trouble replacing cutlass bearing - was lucky that engine coupling was of "split variety" so came off easily and can be reused.
Having the final instal/alignment done by a pro, hope to be on the water in 2-3 weeks.
Boat is still for sale !

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