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Old 10-12-2018, 11:38 AM
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Would silicone lubricant help as well? I have read this somewhere.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 1 MAIDEN AMERICA View Post
Pull the drive at the end of the season.
Agree, pull and store
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:47 PM
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Changed the boots on my 95 Rinker (bought new) for the first time in August 2016 (21 years) , and it still looked good, no cranks. I'm also in fresh water
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:21 PM
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Just pulled my drives- port gimble bearing had grease leaking down on bellows and a bit black/spongy as BUP described- didn't think much of it ...until I read this thread..so thanks for that BUP. Stbd seems ok for now.
I have MR alphas with clamp on each side of bellows...looks like '01 since done...anyway is it easiest to put the transom/engine side on first?
Then new upper water hose, then bell assembly with new shift bellows...pushing bell into aft side of bellows...been awhile since I did one!
I don't recall that it was a lot of fun...

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Old 10-12-2018, 09:19 PM
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I pulled my bellows that were apparently stored in the trailer position as they were stuck in the shape of the perpetual curved boner.
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