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Rudder Bearings 371

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Topic: Rudder Bearings 371
Posted By: Cassiopeia
Subject: Rudder Bearings 371
Date Posted: 31 July 2019 at 18:38
Does anyone know where I can get new bearings? Have you ever had to replace your bearings?



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Posted By: samuel
Date Posted: 01 August 2019 at 07:12

https://www.jefa.com/rudder.htm" rel="nofollow - https://www.jefa.com/rudder.htm

Top bearing should be easy enough to replace whole part.

Bottom bearing should just be a case of replacing the rollers. But contact Jefa for advice



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Daydream Believer- Hanse 311- No GBR9917T- Bradwell Essex


Posted By: Cassiopeia
Date Posted: 06 August 2019 at 16:29
Thanks...I will contact them.


Posted By: jeb
Date Posted: 06 August 2019 at 22:00
i did this a couple of years ago on my previous boat, Hanse 371 from 2004. It was not that easy to remove the rudder. The bottom bearing is self aligning, but top bearing is not. On the 2004 model the surface where the top bearing is mounted is not 90 deg to the rudder stock and it got stucked. I needed to unscrew the bolts securing the top bearing to be able to get it out. Top bearing is also fixed with sikaflex but this will flex enough to get the bearing aligned with the rudder stock. When re-installing the rollers, use a baloon to keep them in place until you can install the outer ring that secures the rollers. 

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Jesper
Hanse 400e


Posted By: Trevor_N
Date Posted: 01 November 2022 at 20:53
Hi, I am replacing the rudder on my Hanse 371.  Can you tell me if you removed the lower bearing.  I have seen that it self-aligning, but I cannot get it to move in the spherical housing to remove it.

Any advice?

Thank you


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Trevor - UK


Posted By: redlion
Date Posted: 02 November 2022 at 09:36
Push the end of the rudder shaft into the bearing and move it around to get it loose then align the bearing with the slot on the bearing housing and pull it out and give it a good clean. Mine had 2 rubber o rings that had to be replaced ( 3mmx 110. NBR from simply bearings) . As I recall there is a link to a video on the Jeffa website that was very helpful.
Thinking back, I used the handle end of the boathook to loosen the bearing.


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It,s not over till the fat lady drowns


Posted By: Trevor_N
Date Posted: 02 November 2022 at 13:56
Thanks, that's the best advice I have had on this, really helpful.  I will see if I can get the ball to rotate as you suggest.

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Trevor - UK


Posted By: redlion
Date Posted: 03 November 2022 at 12:07
The Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF9OXOCrE5c" rel="nofollow - (48) Jefa Rudder and bearing service - YouTube
This is a service guide on how to maintain Jefa Marine rudder bearings. This should be done every third year. The video is made with a Hanse 325. The principle is the same for all Jefa Marine products.

MMM, every third year??? I wonder how many people do that?


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It,s not over till the fat lady drowns


Posted By: Trevor_N
Date Posted: 04 November 2022 at 11:38
Thank you

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Trevor - UK


Posted By: Gale Force
Date Posted: 04 November 2022 at 12:26
A superb video which casts a light on what I have been going through recently and puts a lot of common sense into the whole steering mystery and highlights the need for careful maintenance programmes to be adhered to.
Many thanks for posting

Duncan


Posted By: Tranquillity
Date Posted: 04 November 2022 at 18:22
Totally agree, a really useful video, thanks for posting !



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