RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE STRIP DOWN AND REBUILD OF BN’s 1958 DOWTY JET BOAT

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The bearing pot was a very difficult item to remove as it was almost welded into the main intake jet housing by corrsion. The following pictures show its removal and disassembly.

Note the great chunk out of the side of the main bearing on the outer edge.

Removed bearing pot - note ‘O’ rings

Inside bearing pot with all but two seals removed

Inside jet intake - more to come later

Jet intake - more to come later

See ‘Jet Bearing Stripdown’ for detail

Note side of bearing missing

Thrust plate and seal

Side of bearing

Insert in bearing for shaft

Insert in bearing stern end