Cutless Bearing Tool
Strut Pro Cutless Bearing tool for replacing your cutless bearing WITHOUT removing the rudder and shaft. My friend had his done by the shop last year and it cost him $8000 ! I just did mine and it cost me $1200 for the tool and bearings.
Is sized for a brow bearing ( 1 3/4 diameter shaft and 2 3/8 inch bearing), but you can get other sizes for $40 from their site. Tool cost me $778 Canadian between the tool, shipping and brokerage from the states. I've used it only once so is in excellent shape
Their description is as follows:
Buying From An Experienced Company
Global Marine Industries, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer specializing in cost-effective, innovative marine products. Our wholly owned subsidiary, Global Marine Surveyors, Inc., was founded in 1971 and has provided thousands of marine inspections worldwide. Through our extensive marine knowledge, we developed Strut-Pro®, a tool for professionals and do-it-yourself boat owners alike. Our products are widely accepted as the standard in affordable strut bearing replacement. Currently, there are over 3,000 marine repair yards around the world now using Strut-Pro® Bearing Replacement Tools. Superior Components
There is no compromise for quality. That’s why we select the best manufacturers as our suppliers. Our U.S. Made threaded rods are the machine that drives our manual tools. All of our threaded rods are precision made from grade B-7 steel. Using a roll thread technique and finished with a oil impregnated hot black oxide treatment you get a smooth burr-free finish that stands up to continuous service. The ends are chamfered and we inspect every rod before assembly to ensure you long service life. Add the anti-seize (included) and your threaded rods will last for years. All Strut Pro tools can be upgraded to hydraulics if ever desired. Construction
All Strut-Pro® tools are constructed using high tensile T-1 steel, nearly three times stronger than stainless steel and are designed to provide many years of uninterrupted service. Collets are precision laser cut to fit perfectly. All components are made to exacting standards to provide you with trouble-free use that pays for itself the first or second use. We offer the best warranty and service in the industry.
Precision CNC machined nut cage in the forward yoke secures the machined nut while still allowing side-to-side movement to prevent binding during use. Double length machined coupling nut provide maximum surface onto the threaded rod for years of service life. These too are oil impregnated hot black oxide treated for extreme service duty