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Old 07-25-2017, 07:04 PM   #18
Aquabelle
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City: sydney
Country: australia
Vessel Name: Aquabelle
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Flushdeck
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Brian: I THINK I now know what to expect when the SB is unbolted and removed. I reckon it will be like the big heavy Model 102LB shown on the attachment to this post. It incorporates a "1/3-length standard rubber sleeve bearing" right behind the packing rings. The attachment shows a modern Duramax model, but in the early-to-mid '80's companies like Buck Algonquin and Wilcox Crittenden were making this sort of SB too. Of course ours may have been cast in Taiwan....I have found a few bronze fittings that have Chinese characters on their in-finished undersides so the yard must have made these or had them made locally...perhaps the SB's were the same. I imagine they would have been high-cost items to bring in from the States.
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