Cutless bearing

Well after a lot of huffing and puffing I have got the bearing in place.

I started with cooling it down to minus 18 in the freezer to shrink it although only succeeded in a small reduction. I then used an improvised puller to insert it having spread a liberal amount of Vaseline on it.

That got it about two-thirds inserted and so I resorted to the old approach – hit it with a big hammer- and if that doesn’t work use a bigger one.

I use a 14 pound (6kg) sledge hammer and with the help of someone else and using a big piece of wood as a dolly, I got it in.

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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