Strut Pro Cutless Bearing Replacement Tool / Puller - Repair Yard Kits Quick, Damage-Free Strut Bearing Replacement. No Shaft, Strut or Rudder Removal.
With the Strut Pro there is no cutting, beating or destruction of any kind to remove / replace cutless bearings. Strut fasteners and bedding do not require repair because there is no pressure applied to any area other than the strut. Everything is done in an hour or less. With Strut-Pro Bearing Replacement Tools this process goes a whole lot smoother since there is no removal of the propeller shaft, strut or rudder.
Strut Pro Offers the Following Repair Yard Kits
Sailboat / Small Yacht Repair Yard Kit - This kit includes all components needed for replacing any size domestic or metric bearings up to 2” outside diameter, making ideal for smaller yards that specialize in sailboats up to approximately 40’ and smaller yachts.
This kit can be expanded for larger sizes by ordering additional collets and horseshoes should you get a job with a larger bearing.
Fits Propeller shaft sizes from 3/4″ through 1-1/4″ and all bearing sizes up through 2″ outside diameter (Expandable To 3-1/2″ O.D.)
Standard Complete Repair Yard Kit - The Standard Complete Repair Yard Kit is StrutPro's most popular tool assembly and includes all components needed for replacing any size domestic or metric bearings up to 3” outside diameter all in one kit. This kit is easily expanded up to 3-1/2″ o.d. bearings with additional horseshoes and collets.
Includes everything needed for replacing all domestic and metric bearing sizes up to 3″ O.D. Kit is expandable for use up to 3-1/2″ O.D. bearings.
Expanded Standard Complete Repair Yard Kit - The Expanded Complete Repair Yard Kit expands our most popular tool assembly and includes all components needed for replacing any size domestic or metric bearings up to 3-1/2” outside diameter all in one kit. Includes all components for bearings up to 10” length.
Kit includes the same items as the Standard Complete Repair Yard Kit but also includes 3-1/4″ and 3-1/2″ horseshoes, collets and longer threaded rods.
MEGA Complete Repair Yard Kit - The Mega Series Complete Repair Yard Kit allows you to replace a vast array of bearing sizes from the smallest through 4-1/4” o.d.. All accessories included for shaft sizes from 3/4″ through 3-1/2″.
Replaces all bearings with 1-1/4″ thru 4-1/4″ o.d. Includes all components.
Features of the Strut Pro Cutless Bearing Puller / Installer
One Person Operation, Available to Use Underwater
Imagine reducing the time it takes to replace a worn strut bearing by up to 90% and never having to remove the propeller shaft, rudder or strut! You can with Strut-Pro bearing replacement tools. It is easy to use and damage-free. You can even use it under water.
Superb Construction, Superior Components
With Strut Pro there is no compromise for quality. U.S. made threaded rods are the machine that drives this tool and all of the threaded rods are precision made from grade B-7 steel. Using a roll thread technique, not cut, you get a smooth burr free finish. The ends are chamfered and every rod is inspected before assembly to insure you long service life.
Laser Cut Accuracy, Guaranteed Tolerances
All components are precision plasma and laser formed for exact tolerances. These horseshoes show stacked sequences to match the propeller shaft and bearing outside diameter measurements. Now available up to 4-1/4”.
Precision Formed, 80,000 Lb. Tensile Steel
All Strut-Pro tools are constructed using high tensile T-1 steel, nearly three time stronger than stainless steel and are designed to provide many years of uninterrupted service. Collets are precision laser cut to fit perfectly. All components are made to exacting standards to provide you with trouble-free use that pays first or second use.
100% Guaranteed Or Your Money Back!
How to Remove Cutless Bearing Using Strut Pro
*PDF Owner's Manual Can Be Found in Attachments Section
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How do I know if my cutless bearing is worn?
Normally, the first noticeable sign of a worn cutless bearing will be a vibration. Even if you don’t feel a vibration it is always a good idea to closely inspect the strut bearing each time you haul out your vessel, or periodically if the boat is trailered. Look for debris restricting water flow through the grooves. These grooves are necessary to provide cooling and lubrication for the propeller shaft and bearing. Try to lift the prop shaft up and down looking for looseness in the bearing. Also, look for cracks in the rubber which indicate a sign of deterioration.
Like the old saying goes “time is money”. Most repair yards save enough time to pay for the tool the first or second use. As a boat owner, do it yourself and save substantially. Plus, it’s totally damage free. Many yacht owners keep their Strut-Pro Bearing Replacement Tool on board along with their prop puller. In the event of a worn bearing due to fishing line or other debris restricting water flow the bearing can be replaced without even having to haul out the vessel. Many charter and marine service companies do underwater bearing replacement using the Strut-Pro Bearing Replacement Tool.
Feedback On The Strut Pro
"I purchased a Strut-Pro kit from you a couple of years ago and have used it many times. Love it. We have saved a lot of customers a lot of money for strut bearing replacement, and future repair bills for tranny bearings and hull/strut fractures.
"We were able to remove the Strut bearing thanks to your help and Strut-ProTM Bearing Replacement Tools. I have never seen a bearing like this with an outside housing of some type of composite, almost plastic material. Again, thanks to Steve and you for your help in getting the job done as we were under a tight schedule with the USCG.
-Capt. Joe Harvey
"I wanted to let you know I received the kit a few weeks back and was put into use straight away. What would of been a 6 hour job removing couplings, rudders and shafts on a twin install, the Strut-Pro kit reduced to 2 hours! Magic. Really impressed with it. I have hired it out to a competitor 20 miles away from me who will be contacting you to purchase one also."
"I just wanted to thank you for producing an excellent tool. I used the tool on Saturday and had a great experience. Once assembled, the process took only a few minutes per side, indeed my experience showed that each bearing was removed in much less than 10 minutes per side. I have already showed this to my local marina, who will probably be in touch with you soon regarding a kit. I also showed this kit to one of my friends at my marina and he was very impressed and also quite upset because he had spent over 6 hours removing 1 stubborn bearing the weekend before – which I could have removed with the tool in minutes! In summary this is a high quality product, which offers real value for money, and one I am very pleased with."
*For more feedback on the Strut Pro, see Testimonials attachment!
About the Manufacturer - Global Marine Industries
Global Marine Industries, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer specializing in cost effective, innovative marine products. Global Marine Industries’ wholly owned subsidiary, Global Marine Surveyors, Inc., was founded in 1971 and has provided thousands of marine inspections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Through their extensive marine knowledge they developed the Strut-Pro, a tool for professionals and do-it-yourself boat owners alike. Global Marine’s products are widely accepted as the standard in affordable strut bearing replacement and are used worldwide.
After Sales Support
Global Marine Industries’ “after-sale” customer service is second to none. They can be contacted via telephone or email.
All components are warranted against breakage, under normal use, for 12 months from date of purchase. Should breakage occur, call Global Marine Industries, and any defective parts will be repaired or replaced at no cost.