> Well another 8 hours and the job is done.
> The vetus coupling is exactly the same diameter as the C drive
> shaft. That was quickly fixed with a lathe.
> Interestingly even though I had no problem with any vibration
> the rubber bushings in the coupling were in a horrible state of
> Another interesting point , using the same Yanmar engine mounts
> the new ones were 2 mm higher than the old ones due to the
> settling and wear of the rubber in the old mounts.
> I had also painted the new mounts with Rust Bullet paint-
> guaranteed not to rust for 10 years--lets see how that goes.
> While I had the whole thing apart I changed the lip seal that is
> between the threaded retainer forward of the disk brake and the
> C drive body. Very simple task.
> Road test tomorrow but it looks great.
> Photos in a few da ys.
> Fair Winds,
> SM 376
> Original Message -----
> From: "sangaris@...
> Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:47 am
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Removing the damn Vetus coupling
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> > Necessity is indeed the mother of invention - great job.
> > Craig SN#68
> > ---In amelyachtowners@...
, wrote :
> > Using 2 cans of
> > PB blaster and a lot of use of wedges and a small sledge
> > I succeeded in accomplishing nothing.
> > Before setting the
> > gearbox on fire, I made a set of 4 bolts with nuts that pushed
> > against the transmission and went through the holes in the
> > coupling. After 6 hours of wrenching the coupling final ly came
> > off. I will post photos when I get home.
> > The transmission shaft measures 35.00-35.03 mm. The coupling
> > also measures 35.00 mm.
> > DUHHHH
> > The alignment adapter also measures 35.00 mm as of today.
> > tomorrow we will have them turned a little bigger. I will also
> > have the disgusting disk for the brake remade out of stainless,
> > The rest hopefully will be easy.
> > Fair winds,
> > Eric
> > Sm 376 kimberlite