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Old 03-12-2017, 05:25 AM   #11
sdowney717
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Originally Posted by Ted View Post
Eric,
When I used those bearings they had a rating for how much they could carry as
a steady bearing.
The locking coller was bored eccentric and fitted over the "spigot" that protruded
from the bearing. Slide it on, twist to "jam" the shaft and tighten the set screw.
The thrust load was rated as percentage of the bearing rating.
Your coller does'nt appear to fit over the "bearing spigot" but only rides against
it.

You could use a teflon type bearing instead of a lignamvita bearing. I did that
on a rudder pintle bearing, worked well.
I think there are even better "plastics" now.

Ted
Vesconite is a plastic bearing.
https://www.vesconite.com/
I ordered prop shaft bushes from them in 2006 and still they are working ok.
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