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mckenzig

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Prop shaft sealing
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:30:44 AM »

My first boat was a kit called Ulisus which turned out ok apart from taking on water threw the propshaft. I am now building a North Sea dragger and hope the same does not happen to it. Would be interested in any thoughts that readers have on the subject.
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john44

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Re: Prop shaft sealing
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 08:24:18 AM »

Hi Mckenzie, firstly did you grease the shaft during assembly? Is there an oiler tube fitted to the
Prop outer tube? The grease or oil act as a seal in the tube to stop the ingress of water.
Especially when in reverse where water can be forced up the tube by the propeller.


John


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