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Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Kutter
Re: Tartan piper 31 cutless bearing

There are companies that supply shaft bearings to any size to suit what you have, but these are composite not rubber. Maritex is one.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kutter
Re: Displaced propeller shaft

As a bearing supplier we are happy with minimum gap to allow water to exit of 3.00mm or 1/8" In engineering shaft support terms the smaller the gap the better as there will be less shaft flex/whip.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Kutter
Re: line in the prop, issues after

Bent struts are quite common after rope round the prop, but as others have said, straightening with a hammer! bad idea. If the strut bearing is out of alignment you will get equal resistance as you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 4,213
Posted By Kutter
Re: Is this a problem? Prop shaft/Cutlas Bearing

The shaft polishing just looks like normal shaft float fore/aft from thrust, if you had a lot of debris round prop it can bend the P bracket and it may then end up out of alignment but you can check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By Kutter
Re: How much play in cutlass bearing?

As boatpoker has said there are other factors that can effect bearing wear and also vibration/noise, prop over hang and large heavy props are not good, gap should ideally be 12.00-15.00mm with soft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By Kutter
Re: Brand new to sailing.. Questions

27' too small? folkboats at 25' have been crossing oceans for years, many more 27' boats have crossed oceans and from Europe to the states against currents and prevailing winds.

The thing about a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,275
Posted By Kutter
Re: Learned something(s) today

We used double headsails for any dead downwind sailing if it was going to be more than a few hours, this was mid Atlantic http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e64/Tigawave/c6c0b61a.jpg
On the rope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kutter
Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

There are a number of companies that supply composite bearings to what ever size of shaft, carrier and length you require. Just search for composite marine bearings and you'll find one. This is what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By Kutter
Re: Prop shaft / cutlass bearing overhaul

Next time you could get a shaft bearing finished as a clearance in the carrier (strut/Pbracket/stern tube) then you just coat in epoxy and slide it in, removal just heat the carrier, or if it's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kutter
Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

Why don't you just bed bearings on epoxy as a clearance fit? no press required. This is done on many bearing installations. Removal is also easier, if it's in a metal carrier just heat the carrier...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By Kutter
Re: Prop shaft / cutlass bearing overhaul

You can instal shaft bearings as a clearance fit just using a low temp epoxy as a bedding, securing method. This can help with alignment check of bearing carriers as well. By doing a dry run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Good point,

I do as you've all gathered supply the quicKutter rope cutter, I will never start threads or try and do any sort of sales pitch, but hope to just open people eyes to what is available...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Yep, sorry I wasn't trying to hide my inside knowledge, I work in the marine industry and I do supply quicKutters, what I was trying to do was keep people informed as there is a lot of mis...
Forum: Morgan   05-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kutter
Re: M-34 Cutless Bearing Removal

Not as common in the States but many shaft bearings are now fitted on epoxy as a clearance fit, to remove these you just heat the carrier and the epoxy softens. No pullers required. Some bearing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Kutter
Re: Strange noises from below...

We suggest movement that = more than 2.5% of shaft diameter as a worn bearing and one that should be changed. Different shaft sizes will run different clearances from new and different manufacturers...
Forum: Morgan   05-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Kutter
Re: M-34 Cutlass Bearing Removal Update

We fit bearings as a clearance fit just coat them in epoxy and slide them in by hand, much easier.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By Kutter
Re: When to replace cutlass bearing

We advise that bearings should be replaced when clearance approaches 2.5% of shaft diameter. Clearances will be different for different shaft sizes from new. The above is clearance for a Maritex...
Forum: C & C   05-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Kutter
Re: 34+ Cutless Bearing?

Different bearing manufacturers have different sizes as they run different clearances, it is also important as to whether you intend to fit it as a press fit or a clearance fit. Best solution is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Really? again I think you are probably not familiar with some more recent developments in shaft protection systems.

If the rest are crap why would one of the worlds leading lifeboat services...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

You're clearly not aware of one of the latest developments in shaft rope/line cutters.

The quicKutter has no moving blades
I can hold the blade with the shaft turning
Divers are also happy to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By Kutter
Re: cutlass bearing

If it is a more modern bearing bedded on epoxy this will have been a low temperature epoxy which will soften around 70-100C, it can then be slid out as it is not an interference fit, no press or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By Kutter
Re: cutlass bearing

In answer to a few comments above, from the perspective of a bearing supplier.

Cutlass and cutless have become generic names for water lubricated rubber bearings (they are rubber bearngs as the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-21-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,086
Posted By Kutter
Re: Tips and tricks for getting rid of crab/lobster floats

Interesting that some have noticed that line can get between the prop and cutter, I assume this was with scissor or disc cutters as this is what we have seen on fishing boats. Net and pot boats.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,906
Posted By Kutter
Re: Early Cutlass bearing wear. Is this a problem?

As a bearing supplier it can often be bearing carrier alignment that is not noticed, look carefully at the clearance at either end of the P bracket if the boat has one.

It is also not engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,453
Posted By Kutter
Do you own the road or is it a public state owned...

Do you own the road or is it a public state owned road?

If it's a privately owned street that's Ok, however of it is a state owned/maintained road then don't they have as much right to park there...
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