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Re: IB30 cutlass bearing removal

ISLANDER BAHAMA 30 sailboat specifications and details on

Most cutless bearings are sleeved, especially in a strut.

- remove shaft
- if press out method using threaded rod, washers, small section of pipe matching ID of bearing does not work (and it usually doesn't), then
- hack saw blade to score the sleeve of the bearing. Once a clean cut is made you peel it in on itself.

Here is a very good step by step guide: Replacing A Cutlass Bearing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at

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