Rudder post half bead blasted clean of growth.
Forward bearing housing set screws were 100% corroded.
Had to drill out, re-size and tap for new set screws.
Notice the highly corroded and in pieces, the forward bearing sleeve.
Forward bearing housing with new set screw in place.
Aft bearing housing after bead blasting to clean metal.
Old aft bearing sleeve removed from housing.
Forward bearing deteriorated rubber
Forward shaft bearing and housing.
Notice the redness of the bearing sleeve. Very corroded.
Notice the very worn rubber of the bearing.
Forward bearing housing with new bearing pressed in place.
Notice the shape, and amount of the rubber material compared to the old.
Forward bearing housing, half bead blasted clean.
Forward End Of Shaft Alley.
This is a photo of the forward end of the shaft alley. You can see the bright spot on the metal there where my screwdriver is pointing to. That is a clear indication of how out of alignment it had gotten due to that forward bearing being so worn.
Waste tank being offloaded from Chinook
Some, of the hoses.
Waste tank mock up
After applying bluing to the key and prop, the prop is then removed and areas are filed from the key in order to affect proper fit.
Prop installed, nut, jam nut, and monel safty wired into place
Water heater to engine cooing. Too large a hose, or too small a fitting forcing the two to fit waster tight by extreme clamping.
Tank vents. Plugged and missing screens, and higly corroded due to age.