Pearson 38 True North

2009 April 18
by Chris Brown
Sometimes you need to get low

Sometimes you need to get low


This little Pearson 38 came to us with a growling Aquadrive thrust bearing, after very low hours of use.  The problem – the alignment between the shaft coupler and thrust bearing missed by almost 1/2 an inch.  Ray put his touch on the optical scope and, with major modifications to the bearing mounts, got the alignment within 0.005.  We rebuilt the bearing and she will run smooth and trouble free for many years.

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