Technology and Operations
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Posted by: joe brandt ()
Date: September 29, 2000 02:30AM
The propellor sealing gland had a bearing on each end such as an oillite bearing and in between these was the packing material, I have read it could have been oil soaked leather or a material called 'OAKUM which is a rope like packing material and is also soaked in oil. A tube filled with grease called a stuffing box would not work as the pressure would only force the grease out into the boat.
|Glands||Andrew Hetherington||09/27/2000 02:41PM|
|RE: Glands||Antonio Veiga||09/28/2000 09:29PM|
|RE: Glands||joe brandt||09/29/2000 02:30AM|