Originally Posted by whatever
I hope this is a really stupid question, is it at all possible for a composite material cutless bearing sliding down a shaft? Or can a sleeve insert of a metal type come loose and slide down? Thanks for any legit answers...as I said, I really hope this is a stupid query
As you mentioned composite material bearing (not a cutless or cutlass as these are trade
or generic names for rubber bearings)
Maritex composite bearings (not rubber) should be bedded on a low melting point epoxy
, we've been doing this for years and they never move but it makes the bearing easy to remove when it needs replacing. You can also add a grub screw, tapping a hole through any of the bearing carriers, making sure you don't put any pressure on the bearing with the screw. Drill a dimple or drill through the bearing and make sure the screw doesn't touch the shaft or squeeze the bearing.
If you want any help search for Maritex, or composite marine
bearing and talk to one of the suppliers.