How to replace a Strong rudder shaft seal

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  1. F/V First Team

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    Step one, get all the crap out of your way
     

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    Step two: loosen the rudder bearing with your trusty (and somewhat rusty) chain wrench

    Note: try not to work one-handed

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    Step 3: rotate bearing counter-clockwise and then remove from rudder shaft

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    Step four: remove the retainer, slide out the old shaft seal, clean the area, install new shaft seal, install retainer, install "hat"
     

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    Step five: install rudder bearing

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    Step six: tighten with your trusty (and soon to be MORE rusty) chain wrench
     

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    Step seven: Hook up all that crap you took off in step one
     
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    Step eight: Treat yourself to a frosty beverage, wait for the tide to come back and enjoy boating

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    Disclaimer

    No "dinosaurs" were injured in the making of this thread

    They just sat there quietly corroding
     
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    This has got to be in the top 10 of all threads on this site, and you have pictures too. I like the pic of the MOXIE, my wife's grandpa drinks that stuff.
     
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    thats my next project -- find a can of Moxie
     
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    bump for new members
     
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    It's good stuff
     
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    Lets not forget step 9.
    Replace that hose that is on its way to being chaffed through
     
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    Did that too, didn't take pictures though, hands were too slippery from the ATF

    Boat was a mess when we got her back, still going through her setting things right.
     
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    I was sure that you did.
     
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    My grandparents used to drink it too, in fact they used to summah up in Moxie Cove, don'tchaknow.....
     
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    Hell of a good thread for the fishermen and diy guys. :cool:


    No I didn't mean the moxie. !!! :)
     
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    Again a very valuable thread... Wish I could put one in mine...
     
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    It can be done!

    Just add power tools :cool:
     

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