Stern Tube, Shaft and Bearing Issues

Shafts, shaft bearings and stern tube bearings must withstand significant stresses and loads and dynamic misalignment from propeller forces. 

The shaft bearings must support the weight of often very heavy propellers and shafting arrangements enabling the propeller to convert the rotation into thrust.

Stern tube seal assemblies must prevent the ingress of water and retain lubricating oil, so you have a situation in which multiple things can go wrong.

Brookes Bell has considerable experience investigating stern tube and shafting issues of all types, including:

  • Tail shaft alignment issues (static and dynamic)
  • Intermediate shaft failures
  • Shaft coupling failures
  • Stern tube bearing failures
  • Stern tube seal failures

Find out how Brookes Bell can help you with your stern tube or shafting issues today

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