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Alan Steele

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Re: Pulling the Shaft on a Hylas 49
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2022, 04:25:31 AM »
We are hull #64. The aforementioned still works fine. Replaced ours two years ago and upgraded to a standard engine coupling and key on Legacy.

svHope

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Re: Pulling the Shaft on a Hylas 49
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2022, 04:02:28 AM »
We were successful by removing the cutlass on the strut, offset the shaft and it barely pulled it past the rudder skeg. After removing the shaft completely we then removed the hull cutlass. Hardest part was removing the cutlass out of the strut. Getting the prop (flex a fold) was not too easy either. No real tips, just perseverance was the trick. We are hull #53
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bobknapp

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Re: Pulling the Shaft on a Hylas 49
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2022, 09:49:14 PM »
The previous post describes removing the shaft on a 49 by removing both cutlass bearings and sliding it out on one side of the skeg. Can anyone confirm that this will work for later hull numbers, specifically #46 and up? I assume the procedure for reinstallation would be to first insert the shaft into the strut, then slide both cutlass bearings on the shaft, then tap the hull cutlass into place and lastly press the strut cutlass in?

Bob Knapp,
s/v Quintessa, H49 #46

S/V Seychelles

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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.

Good luck,

John

svHope

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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
H49 #53

 

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