Originally Posted by Bluewaters2812
Next failure? I hope not, we've had enough for the moment thanks.
yes I hope not as well.
sorry for the comment but I just don't like the composition shaft with the steel
bearing surface. The two don't go good together. steel
then a Teflon insert then the composition rudder shaft would be better in my opinion because the Teflon would also flex, compress, to protect the shaft wereas steel dosent do that it just smashes the fibers setting the stage for failure in time.
I'm no expert. When I used to do research
I often had to manufacture my own test systems to gather the necessary data and often things would break. I had issues using fiber rods with steel bearings cause rod flex caused failure over time. Solved
the problem by using like material for the bearings and larger bearing area so the system would flex together.