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stevext

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Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:10:18 PM »

Hi All

I'm just about to start my tug hull and am using a single 60mm kort nozzled prop but am unsure wether to use a standard m4 shaft and grease it well or pay the extra for one of the marx sealed shafts.Does anyone have experience of this and could offer me some advice?
Many thanks

Stevext
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Peter Fitness

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Re: Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 10:22:04 PM »

I have only ever used grease packed shafts and have never had a problem with water ingress. Others may have different opinions.

Peter.
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ggeorge

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Re: Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 02:41:28 AM »

I agree with Peter and also pack my shaft with light grease. I have yet to have a problem with water.

 G. George
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jabba

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Re: Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 10:54:40 AM »

hi steve
i use castrol car bearing grease from local car spares ,
no water get up my shafts.
 jabba.
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stevext

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Re: Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 05:22:16 PM »

Standard one it is then - cheers chaps
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modelboatbits

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Re: Waterproof prop shafts vs standard ones
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 08:37:17 PM »

Advice listed is good usually recommended by myself
never had any comeback, go for it
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