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    After wrecking three shaft brushes by catching them on my clothes getting to the outboard side of the stbd engine, is there any reason the brush can't be mounted so it is on the bottom side of the shaft? Gravity has some advantage but it's spring loaded. Just thinking.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

    #2
    IMO the only thing that matters is positive contact, not it's orientation. Will work just as well at 6 o'clock as 12.

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      #3
      A marine mechanic told me once that if you do not clean the contact surface of the brush frequently it will not work. Just thought I'd pass this along since upon learning this a friend of mine realized that he had never cleaned his.
      1990 3288 twin 150 Hinos
      previous: 1964 28' Owens express cruiser, v8 crusader

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        #4
        Mine are two pieces that clam shell around the shaft. They don't really care about orientation. I'm not sure that cleaning them is entirely necessary. They're just carbon blocks and cleaning them would only shorten the life. If you're getting good connection to bond, you're fine.
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        iBoatNW

        1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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