Discussion in 'Otis Enterprises Marine Corp. (OEM MARINE)' started by F/V First Team, Jun 18, 2013.
Step one, get all the crap out of your way
Step two: loosen the rudder bearing with your trusty (and somewhat rusty) chain wrench
Note: try not to work one-handed
Step 3: rotate bearing counter-clockwise and then remove from rudder shaft
Step four: remove the retainer, slide out the old shaft seal, clean the area, install new shaft seal, install retainer, install "hat"
Step five: install rudder bearing
Step six: tighten with your trusty (and soon to be MORE rusty) chain wrench
Step seven: Hook up all that crap you took off in step one
Step eight: Treat yourself to a frosty beverage, wait for the tide to come back and enjoy boating
No "dinosaurs" were injured in the making of this thread
They just sat there quietly corroding
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.
thats my next project -- find a can of Moxie
bump for new members
It's good stuff
Lets not forget step 9.
Replace that hose that is on its way to being chaffed through
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.
I was sure that you did.
My grandparents used to drink it too, in fact they used to summah up in Moxie Cove, don'tchaknow.....
Hell of a good thread for the fishermen and diy guys.
No I didn't mean the moxie. !!!
Again a very valuable thread... Wish I could put one in mine...
It can be done!
Just add power tools