OK I'm new here on this forum.
Im building a wooden boat
and the plan calls for a lignum vitae stern, or cutless bearing.
Ive never used that before and it seems improvements have likely been made since this boat
was designed (1924). I dont like the idea of just putting the new brass/neoprene style right into the deadwood, so Im thinking of a metal stern tube that the actual bearing goes into. But why even use the rubber style, why not use a bronze