The 40 is a great boat but at about 200 hours I had to replace both cutlass bearings on my 2003 at a cost of $2,256. One was getting so tight that is would intermittently make a screeching noise and you could not turn the prop by hand. I later discovered that the only other Riviera 40 (2004) in my harbor had exactly the same problem.
I have a 2005 (40-228) in the Chesapeake Bay area, and have had no
problems in 2 seasons. I had my props scanned and tuned this winter,
so will ask that the cutless bearings be checked before launch.
Thanks for the heads up.
__________________ Riviera 40 "Neuromancer II"
Herrington Harbour South
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