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Old 12-04-2011, 03:00 PM   #21
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RE: Shaft Alignment Question

Hi guys,

In my Bristol, there are two pillow blocks installed on the shaft and each have a little grease cup in top with a spring loaded cap. *Does grease go all over the keel under the shaft (I am Awlgripping white the entire engine room)? I found a few extra pillow block bearings in a box; I am wondering if they are good or not. They appear to be just steel with no babbit or bearing material in them. Is this right?
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #22
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RE: Shaft Alignment Question

Also....I see Belfast Cruiser's boat appears to be a Bristol? If that is the case, then I'm going to have lots of questions for you!
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:17 AM   #23
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Kevin, First, a "ball park" alignment is a bad idea for a number of reasons. You either do a proper alignment or leave it alone. If you don't know what you are doing and feel it is necessary, then have a professional do the job. They can then teach you how to do it right the next time. Screwing up the alignment will create some very, very expensive problems. Chuck
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Kevin, First, a "ball park" alignment is a bad idea for a number of reasons. You either do a proper alignment or leave it alone. If you don't know what you are doing and feel it is necessary, then have a professional do the job. They can then teach you how to do it right the next time. Screwing up the alignment will create some very, very expensive problems. Chuck
*To back Chuck on this, I had my marina do an alignment when I did my repower of the old Mainship. I had paid the yard to set the engine in place and line it up, and their diesel contractor (marina cousins) *frigged it up (was off by 3/4 of an inch).

So my marina made it good by getting thier gas engine mechanic (who is outstanding by the way) to correct the alignment. He did it in about 1* hour, and that included disconnecting the intermediate bearing from the bulkhead and moving the engine over by *3/4 of an inch. I went in later and re-mounted the bearing.

So fo an hour or so worth of labor it ain't a bad thing to pay for.

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