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Stern Tube / Cutlass Bearing
Posted: 8 Nov 2017 - By: Neil Parsloe

The stern tube housing on our 1977 R32 was made by Stuart Turner and is brass.  Replacement cutlass bearings are available if you have a 1inch shaft from T Norris in Isleworth, West London. 020 8560 3453. They will also fit them for you - full workshop facilites.  They have been there since 1945 - grandson of founder now running it and its a real treasure trove.

But ours stern tube had been modified to take a bearing for a 25mm shaft and would have required machining to take a replacement bearing.  I has no idea they were brass and it was a bit pink as well.

T Norris also have off the shelf direct replacement stern tubes which they make (not brass!) with either 25mm or 1inch cutlass bearings in which is the option I took.  Cost was £260inc vat     

 

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