Guess which one is new?
As you may recall, before I was so rudely interrupted by some eruptions we were in the throws of removing the Cutlass Bearing from Sweet Pea. On Tuesday we went by George Butlers place to remove the bearings and install the new ones. One we had at the Railway in the parts room and the other was picked up locally at Jennings Boat Yard, the former Rice marine Railway.
Parts at Jennings
Yup keeping it all in the family. There are two cutless bearings so it had to be removed with the shaft out, which of course opens up all kinds of can off worms. But the weather is great, and so our my pals, who make it fun. I will let the photos do the talkn since I cant butcher the spelling with pictures.
The Prop strut, George checking by eye alignment
The other bearing was in the Keel area
That Chinese jack sure liked to leak. But did the job
Installing the new one.
Then this tool got pulled out. OH DAM! BTW, that is a smaller shorter bearing cause I messed up and installed it to far to use it to push out the older one. YA, Wont do that again.
And yes, jokes were made that while others are doing the work I am taking pictures. We all understand, my picture taking is better than my installing..okay..
That is one proud cutlass bearing strutting his stuff! See I made a strut joke. How many of those have you ever heard? Herd?
Glamor shot of the strut and bearing. I call this. Red bearing, gold strut.
Loaded in the truck and headed to the railway. WHAT? Ya, the Buddy L truck is a toy George played with, then his son, and now his grandson. All these were in a box on the floor being used.