Greasin’ the Bearing
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see that rubber disk mat that Matt Ring is fixing back into place on the deck of The Stanley Thomas?
That rubber disk mat covers the hatch which Mark just climbed down into to grease the shaft bearing. The shaft is what connects the transmission to the propeller. The easier the shaft turns the smoother the boat runs. Simple right? The sucky part is climbing down into the bilge with only about 3 feet of clearance to get to said bearing where the grease fitting resides. You can see Mark with the paper towel wiping off the sludge from down in the bilge- Good Times.
Video coming tomorrow.