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Forum: Diesel   11-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Janus
PS: I'm a master Chief Machinist Mate (Retired) I...

PS: I'm a master Chief Machinist Mate (Retired) I think I know a little bit about stern tubes. And,no the shaft is not bent.
Forum: Diesel   11-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Janus
Don't know what slots you guys refer to but all...

Don't know what slots you guys refer to but all large ships have flushing water to the stern tube. If you have never seen this on a sailboat then you are not sailing big enough boats. In any case...
Forum: Diesel   11-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Janus
Cutlass Bearing is located around the one inch...

Cutlass Bearing is located around the one inch drive shaft, In the stern tube which is a part of the long keel, It has a bronze shell around rubber lands. Water passes between the lands of the...
Forum: Diesel   11-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Janus
1 GM 10 H2O pump blues

On haul-out of my brand new (to me) Flicka 20 I found the cutlass bearing was spinning with the shaft. The lands of the Cutlass Bearing were filled with mud and mud was plastered to the shaft. This...
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