I own a Falmouth Cutter and am in the process of replacing the engine. The old engine was removed and the shaft glassed over.
I have ground out the area to the correct size and to measurements provided by the factory. I am fitting a cutlass bearing into the stern tube (Bonita). My question is how do production boats keep the cutlass from spinning in the stern tube on the BCC?
I have seen a few boats with Bronze flanges bolted around the stern tube with set screws on each side of the flange that hold the cutlass bearing. I can't find one of these flanges. I am not even sure what to call them...I have heard of them called a cutlass flange.
Does anyone have experience with these and have an idea of the best way to set the cutlass bearing. The yard I am in is considering drilling holes on each side of the stern tube to set the cutlass. I don't like that idea.
Has anyone done this before or know what I should do.
The name of the flange that attaches to the stern around the cutlass to keep it from spinning in the tube is called a "stern bearing housing." I found a site that carries these in bronze:
I had posted this question to the group yesterday and thought that you all might enjoy the answer to the question found by calling a dozen yards.
i think spartan marine in robinhood maine makes them as well