Re: Tartan Piper 28 Stuffing Box Maintenance
Welcome to sailnet! Uh.. cut the shaft? Seems a bit extreme. Is she in or out of the water? Photos? (we all use a web based photo site and post the direct links for photos here)
If the engine to shaft coupling is like most. it's near impossible to remove off the shaft without a purchased or homemade type of bar and bolt "puller" (actually pushes the shaft out)
Some people slide the engine forward. Some won't/can't/abhor the thought of dropping the rudder to get the shaft out and pull the engine! Some say "f" it and cut the shaft!
Oh.. NEVER use a slide hammer to pull the shaft or a hammer to drive the shaft back in! Sure way to damage the transmission.
Anyways... if your going to cut, pull, chop or drop; think new cutless bearing also. and motor mounts... and ... and ...
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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Last edited by deniseO30; 07-09-2013 at 10:14 AM.