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Old 17 June 2013, 14:49   #61
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I couldn't hear anything either, but that was due to noise the bearings were making think I was a touch lucky getting back home, but still made it with no fuss
Haha...it's amazing what the bearings will sound like but still work and look okish when taken out...
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Haha...it's amazing what the bearings will sound like but still work and look okish when taken out...
hopefully these new ones will play a different tune tomorrow when I fit them

got some good news of the SS man today, he's up for the challenge of making the A frame, so I can get the hull to him when he's got a spare day

and I've found what sounds like a nice outboard to fit the SR4, just waiting for the nod n some pics, been a good day all round really, shame I had to go to work to pay for it all
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new wheel bearings fitted tonight after work, took me a bit longer than 10mins Pete, I need more practice I think
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Is it expensive getting new tubes made up?

im thinking about buying this, would a 25hp on the back do alright? anyone know if I would be expecting too much thinking i could get 20 knots?

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new wheel bearings fitted tonight after work, took me a bit longer than 10mins Pete, I need more practice I think
Aye its a messy job innit Chris....
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new wheel bearings fitted tonight after work, took me a bit longer than 10mins Pete, I need more practice I think
I never change just the bearings..bearing and hub all in one go..purchased all ready to go with bearing in the hub. Wheel off , hub nut off...pull hub off, drop in bin, wipe off old grease, work new grease into new bearings, slide on whole lot, do up hub nut...New split pin, pump full of grease , wheel on.

Sit back with a beer wondering how the grease got all over me!!! :-)
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Is it expensive getting new tubes made up?

im thinking about buying this, would a 25hp on the back do alright? anyone know if I would be expecting too much thinking i could get 20 knots?
does it need new tubes, if they are holding air ok, then maybe they just need a good clean or a re-furb, mine were just scrap that's why I cut them off and decided to start again. I would say, depending on what you wanted, you would be paying between 2 to 3K for new tubes.

I'm looking at 40 to 50HP, but depending on what you want to do with it, 25hp would be OK I guess

I went for a good hull and deck, I didn't want to be buying someone else scrap trailer, engine etc, I wanted to choose what I wanted to fit!
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I think I got more grease in my hair than in the hubs
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Took you back to your younger years then...
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I never change just the bearings..bearing and hub all in one go..purchased all ready to go with bearing in the hub. Wheel off , hub nut off...pull hub off, drop in bin, wipe off old grease, work new grease into new bearings, slide on whole lot, do up hub nut...New split pin, pump full of grease , wheel on.

Sit back with a beer wondering how the grease got all over me!!! :-)
yes, that thought did cross my mind, not a long journey, but I wanted to make sure the stubs etc were ok before I started spending too much on it, one of the threads is a bit worn, but the nut goes on ok and the split pin is a good fit, so it will do for now, maybe I'll look for a new axle over the winter.

no beer for me tonight, more scans tomorrow but hopefully it'll be good news and I can have my last op sooooooooon
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