Recently had my 1971 E29 hauled for bottom paint. Cutlass bearing was worn, so decided to replace it. Removed the cutlass strut, and found that the stainless securing bolts were badly damaged by electrolysis. On removing the cutlass bearing, the bronze strut itself cracked. The yard where the work was being done (Oceanside Marine Centre) kindly gave me advise as to some work I could do myself (motor mount replacement, so the new cutlass strut could be aligned properly). They then installed the new strut and fasteners. Recommend this yard highly. The new strut is now zinced, and "Capricious" is back in the water. A word to the wise-- please be sure your bronze cutlass strut is zinced or bonded!