Anyone know what brand this cutlass bearing is?


Super Anarchist
shithole countries
Neighbor hoped to ID. I don't know.

cutlass bearing.jpg
cutlass bearing.jpg

silent bob

Super Anarchist
New Jersey
anyone want take a shot at that anodes usefullness ?

One night during a Broadway performance, the curtain suddenly came down and the stage manager stood before the audience.

"I'm sorry," he said, "but we have to stop the show. The leading man just died!" After a gasp from the crowd, a little old lady in the balcony shouted, "Give him an enema!"

"Madam, maybe you didn't hear me! The man is dead!"

"Give him an enema!" she velled again.

"Are you crazy or something?" retorted the stage manager. "The man is dead.

An enema can't help him!"

"It couldn't hurt!"


Semper ubi sub ubi
^^^^^ what he said. The set screw on the stainless stator are known to slip time to time, and the easiest work around is to just clamp an anode on there as a backup. Usually use the donut type rather than the football type, but end result is the same.


Beats the crap out of me
Northport, NY
Not being used as an anode, it's a safety to keep the SS shaft seal from moving away from the carbon face seal.
I think the manufacturer does not recommend using a zinc as a retainer, since it may erode. At least that was the case when I spoke with their tech folks a few years ago.


Super Anarchist
I used a hose clamp on mine after the stainless collar slipped forward and started sinking the boat.

Given the mass and size of the prop blades a hose clamp screw on one side has neg. effects on shaft balance.

Shaft couplings are not evenly distributed in weight but nobody worries about them.



Super Anarchist
Great Wet North
These coupling look like they have pretty symmetrical mass distribution. Maybe not ported & polished, but close
True but they could easily be unbalanced by the gram or two of unbalance a hose clamp would introduce.

We aren't talking about an 8000 RPM engine here.