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Jun 18, 2011, 05:38 PM
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How do you run the prop shaft through the hull

I am starting to build an RC boat, and I have been wondering about this. I have heard talk of a 'stuffing box'. What is that? Any pics?

Thanks, Zane
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Jun 18, 2011, 06:23 PM
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A stuffing box is a chamber through which a shaft passes that is 'packed' with a material to stop liquid traveling through the box while still allowing the shaft to turn freely. Models use a stuffing tube consisting of a brass tube, bushed at both ends to the diameter of the shaft, that can be filled with grease or oil.
Jun 18, 2011, 07:31 PM
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I am a member of both these boards, both are great for different reasons. WMU has how-to's that we do not on this board, although this board is much much more active. here is shafts/stuffing boxes
and here is the page for their construction tips Hope this helps, once you get some more specific questions either post on this thread or start a new one and you will get all the answers you will ever need.
Jun 18, 2011, 08:45 PM
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stuffing tube

I just remembered ;go to google and type in rc stuffing tube. Now it shows a Mutineer boat of which i still have 2 in prime shape.Now it shows steps and pictures. Pictures of your boat kind of shows a solid shaft from motor to transom. The Mutineer is using flex cable with loner to stop water entering up the stuffing tube.
Last edited by Mikedown; Jun 18, 2011 at 08:52 PM.
Jun 18, 2011, 09:32 PM
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Have a look here, post #6.

Jun 18, 2011, 09:38 PM
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Thank you guys for your help

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