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Old 07-25-2017, 04:55 AM   #15
Aquabelle
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City: sydney
Country: australia
Vessel Name: Aquabelle
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Flushdeck
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Brian: you can't see the bearing in that tube unless the shaft is out AND the compression plate & the packing are removed. The bearing seems to fit inside a bronze tube; I am not sure whether this is bolted to or is even an integral part of the SB itself. I'll know more when my SB is actually unbolted & removed. I'm hoping an experienced TF member has come across this setup before & will comment. I don't think this belt-&-braces approach is used on contemporary recreational vessels; it may have been an Ed Monk Snr special.
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