SailNet Community - View Single Post - Islander 28 - Atomic 4 - Cutlass bearing
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 10-13-2011
CalebD's Avatar
CalebD CalebD is offline
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,617
Thanks: 4
Thanked 93 Times in 85 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Ideally the shaft should be tight or fairly tight in the Cutlass bearing. A bit of play up to or over 1/16" is a candidate for replacment as it will only wear away faster with the 'play' in play.
There is not that much variety in the construction of most Cutlass bearings so I would go with one that closely resembles the one in your boat now (Naval Brass vs. non-metallic).

DIY instructions for strut mounted bearings: Cutless-Bearing Replacement

Cheap webstite for buying replacement Cutlass bearings: Cutless Bearings for Sale. Buy Johnson Duramax Cutless Bearings today.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook