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RE: Glands
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.

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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


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