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Old 07-08-2014, 01:00 AM   #14
Bob Cofer
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City: Caimanera
Country: Cuba
Vessel Name: Seafarer
Vessel Model: 1926 56 Winslow RDMY
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Preload is the most critical step. You are correct concerning the opposed tapered bearings. The proper preload is actually done with a torque wrench to check the amount of rotational resistance or by feel if you have done it enough times.

I used the torque wrench! Will be back in the boat tomorrow and off for a quick sea trial.
What kind of boat is that?
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