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post #5 of Old 01-15-2008
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How to remove Cutlass bearing?

I own a Crealock 37 Hull # 242.
I replaced the cutlass bearing without removing the rudder.
Remove the prop and look first, how much of the cutlass bearing is exposed? If it exposed more then ” than I believe, that you can do it.
I bought a 1and a ” cast iron coupling (Home depot) . I drilled and tapped 8 holes around for a 8/32 machine screws, ” from one end of the coupling. Than I grind the tips of the screws to a point, to make them work like a set screws.
After removing the small screws that hold the cutlass bearing to its place, I installed the coupling and the set screws into the exposed cutlass bearing. (Try to grip the cutlass as far from the end as possible.) I tighten the screws real good, and than, using a prop puller, I pulled on the coupling and got the bearing out. It takes few minuets, once you have the coupling ready.
The Cutlass bearing is: 1"x1 3/8"x 4"

Last edited by Psc242; 01-15-2008 at 03:54 PM. Reason: More info
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