News from the Mechanic: Leaking bellows, and rusted Gimbal bearing on Bravo 3.

Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 236Member ✭✭✭
I haven't had a chance to drop by there and see the extent of damage, but he said the universal joint looks okay. I'm hoping the bearing hadn't failed and gotten ground up yet.  My boat only had 170 hours on it when I bought it last fall, lots of time just sitting around in it's life, so I'm hoping the rust is intact, and not ground up through everything.  The bellows had leaked, and let some water intrusion get in........keep your fingers crossed!  :o
2000 Captiva 232 

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  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,911Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The gimbal bearing is just a carrier bearing. It sits in the transom assembly protected by the bellows. It's rusted because the bellows leaked. It is a relatively easy fix. While they are replacing the bellows, have them do the shift boot as well. That will be the next one to go.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
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  • 69fastback69fastback Gunter, TXPosts: 181Member ✭✭
    As long as the gimbal ring is okay, it won't be too bad. If the ring is bad, it starts getting pricey. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 12
    Yea you'll want to do a transom kit; shift cable, all bellows, gimbal bearing. Cost here is around $1200 per drive parts and labor 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 962Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 13
    Just did both sides this weekend,what ever they pay the mechanic is not enough :p,took about 16 hours ish for both sides with new trim senders and hydraulic lines too.2 days later and I'm still trying to stand up straight.it's done and the drives are on,so everything that's sits water should be good.It's a boat what could possibly go wrong?
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    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 236Member ✭✭✭
    I ended up having the gimbal bearing replaced, shift boot, bellows, all drive seals, and an oiler line and claimp was bad, plus the normal oil change, filters, impeller, belts, etc.....I am ready to roll now  B)
    2000 Captiva 232 
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 962Member ✭✭✭
    Good for you,time to burn some fuel
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 236Member ✭✭✭
    @reneechris14 I plan on doing that tomorrow morning at a local lake  B)
    2000 Captiva 232 
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