What Makes Marine Shaft Seals Essential for Boats and Yachts?
The dependability and environmental compliance of a vessel's primary shafting depend on shaft seals. Installed either on the forward end of a Stern tube or on both the forward and aft ends, the shaft seal is the best leakproof mechanism for all types of vessels. Shaft seals also manage the propulsion system that uses thrusters or pods. An essential component for environmental protection and reliable functioning of the boat, shaft seals are a major section of marine hardware.
How Do Shaft Seals Work?
Oil-lubricated seals attached against the stern tube oil regulate the pressure of the stern tube. The tubes may require either a two-lip seal or a 3 or 4 lip seal arrangement to ensure the efficiency of the system. Similarly, the water-lubricated seals work as a combination of rotating ring sealing and a static ring.
Always choose the right type of shaft seal as leakage of tubes could cause the flooding of seawater to machinery spaces, damage of stern tube bearings and tail shaft, and environmental issues caused by oil leakage.
Why Choose Yachtxpress for Marine Shaft Seals?
Getting a shaft seal having the correct dimensions decides the effectiveness of the marine hardware system. Yachtxpress provides over 60 types of shaft seals that will fit well for boats and yachts of varying sizes and shapes. Shaft seals appropriate for shaft tubes of all sizes are available in our store. We have a customer service team who can guide you to pick the correct size of the seal to ensure a leak proof mechanism for oil tubes. Yachtxpress provides our clients with shaft seals and shaft seal maintenance kits.