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I would recommend measuring it, since the boat may have been modified from stock.

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I just replaced my cutless bearing (it's cutless and not cutlass so I've been told). It can be a royal PITA if you don't have a prop puller and very easy access to your shaft coupling. There are a ton of sites that describe the process. If you're not starving to death and can afford it, have it done by somebody who knows what their doing. The Idiantown boys aren't bad, but it's not rocket science either. You'll need to get updated on your profanity to do the job right!

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IIRC, Cutlass was a brand of cutless bearings and typically, it is accepted spelled either way.

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Thanks guys...and as a former infantry Marine, profanity is not a problem!
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We have our 41OI in glades,very helpful folks. Call Don Shuler about your cutless bearing. 941-744-6503. He's in Port Labelle. They are good people. If you see them tell them Sea Dancer set ya.

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