RE: Prop to Cutless Bearing Space
Am I correct in assuming you have twins and the cutlass bearing you are* referring to is in a strut? If so, the shaft zinc would be on the other side of the strut. If that's the case, you may want to see if a little more room makes it easier to get a prop puller in there. On my boat (single with 1 1/2" shaft) there is likely 4 to 5" between the cutlass bearing in the shaft log and the prop as there needs to be room for the zinc.