Friday, 31 August 2018

Removing the old stern tube and fittings

Once we got the stern tube out of the yacht the first job was to clean up the propeller shaft and see how worn it was to see if it could be build up or a new shaft making.

The outboard end of the Stern tube where it broke off in the outboard end fitting

The inner end of the stern tube still in good condition 

The outboard end of the stern tube, aka the cutlass bearing showing the broken bits of stern tube in position, however one major problem with this fittings is the waterways to cool the bearing are filled and blocked so the job they are there for is not able to do its job

A quick clean up and new packing and bearing for the outboard fitting and they will be good for many years ahead.

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