Want To Build Stuffing Boxes-Need Source For Oilite Bearings - RC Groups
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Dec 26, 2016, 06:41 PM
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Want To Build Stuffing Boxes-Need Source For Oilite Bearings

I have built one boat being a Dumas Osprey. What I really liked is the way they did the shaft and stuffing box. It came with a brass tube with a mid oilite bushing that you positioned half way down the tube and two oilite flanged bearings that you pushed into both ends. I injected Proboat bearing grease into the tube until it came out of the other end then pushed the 1/8" shaft through. The prop went on with a pin and a stop nut. On the motor end I installed a universal joint from Harbor Models.

I now have a new project I want to install twin motors with the same set up. Problem is that I can't find a source for the smaller 1/8" ID oilite bushings and flange bearings. This is for a Springer type slow mover.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Jan 01, 2017, 10:54 PM
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Jan 02, 2017, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by CAMaker
Thanks CAMaker. I already found the Beemer website and they had a dealer locator. Motion Industries had bags of 10 very inexpensive and I ordered some 1/8" and 3/16" ID Oilite flange bearing and they arrived a few days ago. I also ordered some thick wall tubing from OlineMetals and it will be here tomorrow. I am good to go with stuffing box material for years now.
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Oct 30, 2017, 03:52 PM
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I get them from Amazon

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