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Finally

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Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 01:09:00 PM »
Yes that is correct, cutlass bearing on the strut is standard, the one exiting the hull at the keel is custom from QL.  My marina just ordered one to complete the work.  Essentially it's a standard bearing that has threads machined onto the end, with a mating flange allowing attachment by six screws to connect to the boat where the shaft exits.

One other thing we noticed (photo attached) it appears the bottom of the shaft tube wasn't fully glassed in when the boat was built by QL, this could allow water to get into the keel area (though unlikely with the bearing well sealed.  Looks like we were just fine when inspecting the area below this, but will be glassing this in as part of the bearing replacement.

Don't know if any others have run into this, but thought I"d pass it along.
Greg & Missy
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Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 11:27:16 AM »
If I read this right, the cutlass bearing that is pressed into the back of the keel is custom "with a flange" that you can only get from Queen Long?  I have a PNY dripless belows to replace soon.  Sounds like I should get the custom cutlass bearing on order from queen long.
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Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 04:46:00 AM »
I’d agree with everything Windhorse said, we’ve had the prop shaft out of Iolea (2003 built hull #40) twice in 10yrs to replace both cutlass bearings, and more recently to also replace the prop shaft, it was exactly as described by Windhorse.

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Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 12:03:53 PM »
Greg and Missy:
1) yes the shaft can be removed fairly easily and will clear the Rudder ONLY AFTER both  cutlass bearings are removed.The removal of the cutlass bearings allows just enough play for the shaft to pass on the side of the rudder when being removed.
2) I think it would really unwise and complicate the job by leaving the prop shaft in because you need to clean all surfaces and use a waterproof adhesive prior to reinstalling the new Cutlass bearings. Besides if you’re going to the trouble to remove the prop and replace the bearings you might as well true up the shaft while you’re at it.
3) The forward cutlass bearing on our 49 has a flange which is custom made and pressed in. If you have such a flanged bearing the best place to get it from would be Queen Long. The aft bearing on the strut is stock.
4) Unless you’re at a yard with a hydraulic bearing removal tool, a Strut Pro will reduce any chance of damage or loosening to the bronze skeg rather than the alternative of taking a sawzall to cut into the inner wall of the cutlass bearing or trying to beat it out by impact. The Strut pro alternative makes a fast and easy work of removing the aft cutlass bearing on the skeg.
5) When you replace your mounts, remember the starboard and port engine mounts are different models. make sure your installer gets the right specifications.  When I had them originally replaced, the installer put the same model mounts in all positions. I later had to have another installer replace the wrong mounts.

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Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 05:45:11 PM »
There are cutless bearing removal tools that do not require the shaft to be removed.  Go to Strutpro.com

On my 44 it was a standard size.

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H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 10:31:52 PM »
Hi Hylas friends - I'm hearing form the boat yard that in addition to motor mounts (2007 boat) it's time for cutlass bearings, so two questions as I have searched the site but seen different answers.  First, will the shaft clear the rudder skeg as it's slid aft out of the boat to gain access to the cutlass bearings?  Second, are the bearings "stock" (1.5" shaft) or something I need to source from QL?

As always appreciate the collective wisdom of those that have gone before me....

Greg & Missy
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