I am new here so my first question. I am strugling with the fact how to install my Sabb Diesel in my lifeboat. The old construction was with a fixed coupling between the original SABB gearbox directly through the hull. The bearing in the hull is broken so I need a new one for that. My idea at this moment is to mount the Diesel directly on the foundation without rubbers. This was also the way it was installed in the lifeboat. Then use the old original Sabb coupling and a new water lubricated bearing. This bearing is mounted on a shaft that is laminiated in the hull. This way I can do easy aligning of the engine with the shaft.
the problem is that no body is able to give me a suitable reaction on this. The "problem" is that the shaft of the gearbox has a lineair movement and I do not know if a water lubricated bearing is going to leak with this setup. Is there anyone that has experience with a system/setup like this? Maybe someone has a similar setup and has some pictures of the system.
The engine I have is a SABB 2G with a 2GRG gearbox. Estimated year if origin si 1976. http://baatplassen.n...4/sloep_004.jpg
Hope to hear from you.