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Re: Pulling the Shaft on a Hylas 49
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 04:10:37 AM »
On my old boat, hull 22, the shaft could be removed without bending it when both cutlass bearings were slid out of place.  The cutlass in the hull can be pried out when the four screws are removed.  The cutlass in the skeg can be removed with a press when the two set screws are removed.  You can also drive the bearing out with a tube.  Have a machine shop face the coupling and straighten the shaft while you have it out.

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Pulling the Shaft on a Hylas 49
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2022, 07:17:54 AM »
Hello, we plan on hauling out in Shelter Bay Marina Panama. I want to change the cutlass bearings in both places plus the Dripless Shaft Seal. Considering the skeg supported rudder how do we pull the shaft? Is it simply a matter of turning the rudder to allow clearance for the shaft to be removed? Or is there some other method to remove the shaft?

Thank you
Patrick Miller
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