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Old 01-28-2016, 01:58 PM   #8
Irish Rambler
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City: NARBONNE
Country: FRANCE
Vessel Name: 'Snow Mouse.'
Vessel Model: BROOM FLYBRIDGE 42.
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,471
If your prop shaft is 1.5" the bearing will be a 6" long 2" outer dia with 1.5" inner.
you can buy those with either brass or phenolic plastic outer casing.
These are manufactured by Countrose, engineering in Derby, England.
You can buy them from ASAP supplies (just Google them) they'll happily ship worldwide, alternatively you can try Vetus.com.
The bearing can be carefully drifted out.
There are 2 small grub screws that secure the bearing in place, be sure to clean any old anti fouling to locate them, remove them carefully, clean everything and coat the screw threads with copper grease or other proprietary anti seize compound before replacing them.
If you look at my post 'Ireland to the Mediterranean Part 1' you will see when we arrived in Dunkirk on the last few pages how we changed the outer bearing on 'Snow Mouse'.
I would highly recommend fitting a PSS seal when the shaft is removed, I've one fitted on our other boat for 15 years with no problems at all.
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