center cutlass bng.

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center cutlass bng.

Post by teamwork » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:46 pm

Teamwork took the plunge and went to Stuart Yacht and had them work on install the center cutlass bng. WOW, it's like a completely new boat. No vibrations at all at 3800 RPM'S, and dry bilges. Also installed new bilge pumps, rudder packing, and changed all exhaust system hose clamps, and a softer exhaust pipe.
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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by jim » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:48 pm

How do others who have had their cutless bearings installed feel about how it has affected their boats?
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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by duetto » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:18 am

one of the most important improvements we've made to duetto.
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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by Gusto » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Gusto had the intermediate bearings installed with the same results as Teamwork. My advice is do it.

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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by jim » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:33 pm

What has to be done for lubrication of the bearing and to prevent overheating ? Jim
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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by teamwork » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:08 am

The same hose/water that cooled the aft one takes care of both. Roger on Teamwork

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Re: center cutlass bng.

Post by DickTuschick » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:04 pm

Hi Folks, I felt I should add my two cents worth here.
We had Stuart Yacht install the mid-bearings last year as well. We did this as an experiment to see if there really was an improvement. I our case, there was no change in the boat after installation. However, it must be noted that we had paid particular attention to the alignment of the engines in prior years and if your engines are properly aligned there should be no difference. Engine alignment is not an easy job, particularly without the mid-bearings. The problem is that the shaft is so long that it will naturally "sag" between the cutlass bearing and the engine coupling thus making precise alignment very difficult. Only a very experienced mechanic will get it right and they are hard to find. Once the mid-bearing is installed however, the shaft is then held at two points providing a solid shaft to which it is much easier to do the alignment. Bottom line is that I think it is a good upgrade to the boat that allows the mechanic to do a much more precise job in the alignment.

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