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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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Beemer


https://www.oilite.com/bearings.asp
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
Jun 10, 2018, 01:00 AM
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Checked Amazon. For the size I need: 4 mm ID x 7 mm OD x 10 mm. Length x 10 mm Flange Diameter x 1.5 mm; US$2.52 ea. plus US$5.18 shipping, ouch!

Found it cheaper on eBay, sorta: US$1.32 ea.....US$9.90 shipping...OUCH!
Last edited by babblefish; Jun 10, 2018 at 01:08 AM.
Jun 10, 2018, 06:21 AM
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find someone with Amazon prime-get free 2 day ship..? Maybe better yet ...Stock Drive Products....

http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/produ...=A_7B_4-BF1212 this will get you to their catalog-
Jun 10, 2018, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Gaito
find someone with Amazon prime-get free 2 day ship..? Maybe better yet ...Stock Drive Products....

http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/produ...=A_7B_4-BF1212 this will get you to their catalog-
Thanks, I forgot about them. Ordered their catalog since mine is almost twenty years old and I don't know where it is. Regardless, their price on the bearing is the same as Amazon. I guess I'll just order some bronze bearing rod from www.onlinemetals.com and make my own.


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