steady bearing clearance

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by Wayne Kendall, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Wayne Kendall
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    Wayne Kendall Junior Member

    Is there a rule of thumb with regard to shaft clearance in a steady bearing? I have a 1 1/2 inch shaft and the bearing gets very hot. Just ran new babbitt and was was wondering if I made things too tight?

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