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    Bravo III Swivel Shaft Replacement-gctid367803

    Here's some pics of the replacement of Swivel Shaft. I knew about this problem before I bought my new to me 2855. The previous owner complained about a lot of water in his bilge after running the boat. Corroded swivel shaft was the problem. The marina told him the motor would have to come out to fix. My mechanic told me that it did not. Here some pics of job almost complete. If you have Bravo drive long enough you may get this problem. Its an EZ fix according to my mechanic.







    See Mercruiser Service Bulletin:

    http://www.boatfix.com/merc/Servmanl/11/11b4r5x.pdf

    Scroll down to "Access Plug Kit Installation"
    Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

    http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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    Make sure you replace it with a stainless shaft (they're actually cheaper than OEM) and will last forever. It's not a tough repair, but change the gimbal, bellows and seals while you're in there. If you're handy with a drill press you can drill and journal the shaft for a grease zirc.



    http://www.jrmarine.com/




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    1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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      #3
      +1 on the Stainless Shaft. I did the JR Marine access plate repair a couple years ago, but my mechanic repalaced it with a "hardly used" steel shaft he had on hand...... Leaking again in 16 months! Just replaced with the SS Shaft and all is dry again.

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        #4
        I also did the access plate. I have a few spares around here (plates) if anyone wants them.
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        iBoatNW

        1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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