April 23, 2017

Tidbit: Snags in the boatyard...

Subtitle: Cutless bearing replacement [in a strut] without removing the prop shaft

This is one of a series of brief, no nonsense posts that we call aTidbit: 
noun; small and [possibly] particularly interesting item of gossip or information...
The purpose is to share succinct posts about lessons learned, or things we use or do that work [or don't...] that are common to most of us boaters. 


The goal is to garner feedback from those of you having first-hand experience with a different approach/ solution/ product/ or additional useful information to share...  

We never assume what we are sharing is the ideal or only; it just seems to best suit our needs [and/or habits and/or budget] from our experiences thus far...
Note: The original blog post [below] has been inducted into Tidbits since it qualifies, but was published almost 2 years before we initiated the Tidbit series...
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We are just wrapping up our first maintenance haul out of the boat since she became ours in mid 2014.

It was time to refresh the bottom paint, replace the cutless bearing [one in the strut], replace the bellows on the dripless prop shaft seal, and install the new forward looking SONAR.

This post is about how the little things can be costly... In this case, a set screw that refused to budge...

A boat buck [and 3 extra days in the boat yard] took care of that 40¢ screw alrighty...

Following is my first attempt at embedding posts from our Denali Rose Sailboat Facebook page, where these events were originally chronicled... [Along with several others...]

I do this out of pure laziness with total disregard for what you might prefer... [and because, well, we are still on the hard and very busy...]

Please let us know what you think of this approach. [Not that we will do anything about it...]
Note that you do not need a Facebook account to read the two following detailed posts with annotated photos.





2 comments:

  1. Somehow I missed the april 20 post about that set screw. What a pain in the wallet. But the result of your hard work is awful pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. It is good to be past it- and we gained another 40lbs or so of more ballast in tools and fixtures...

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