A new alternative to white metal stern shaft bearings is attracting considerable attention among those concerned with the operation of large vessels. This new bearing is made of reinforced plastic and was developed for use with oil lubrication. Past problems encountered with the white metal bearing and the advantages which the plastic bearing offer are also given. Lubrication of the bearing, and advantages of using a plastic material instead of metal, are discussed, as is retro-fitting a metal bearing with this new reinforced plastic one.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00097537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM