Columbia Industrial Products custom manufactures and supplies high quality, reliable laminate composite bearing materials ideal for replacing bronze in marine environments. CIP Composites are self-lubricating for stern tubes, rudders, propellers, stabilizer, deck machinery, doors/hatches and more. CIP stern tube and rudder bearings are approved by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). CIP manufactures thrust washers, as well as wear pads for guide strips, and slipway pads.
Rudder/rudder stock bearings require no grease, are completely self lubricating, and have very low friction. Easily installed and machined in place.
Propeller Shaft, Stern Tube and Strut Bearings
CIP Marine propeller shaft, stern tube and strut bearings can be used as direct replacements for existing traditional rubber lined and wood bearing products.
Split Marine Bearings
CIP split bearings are designed for easy installation. Added axial grooves running down the ID surface provide water flow and lubrication to the bearing allowing hydrodynamic operation for long life and very low friction.
CIP Composite fin stabilizer bearings are water lubricated with the added ability to have axial grooves machined into the bearing, providing better water flow and lubrication. Columbia Industrial Products offer 24 hour emergency support, minimizing dock time. CIP Composites are easily machined onsite and can be freeze fitted or press fitted.
Deck Machinery / Winches
CIP Marine self-lubricating composites can replace bronze in a variety of deck equipment applications and have the ability to work above or below the water line without the need for grease lubrication. This material not only has high load capabilities, but also tolerates misaligned and edge loaded conditions where bronze bearings gall and fail due to lack of lubrication and high friction. CIP Marine not only reduces wear and extends the service life, it will not damage the mating hardware like bronze materials.Common deck machinery applications include fairleads and fairlead rollers, chocks/buttons (for soft line rope), synthetic rope terminations, winches, capstans, stern rollers, a-frames, davits, cranes, skidding pads, diving planes, and hatch covers.
Fairleads and sheaves for deck machinery applications.
CIP Composite thruster bearings are water lubricated with the added ability to have axial grooves machined into the bearing, providing better water flow and lubrication. Columbia Industrial Products offers 24 hour emergency support, minimizing dock time. CIP Composites are easily machined onsite and can be freeze fitted or press fitted.
Thrust Washers & Wear Pads
Custom thrust washers and wear pads for both above and below the water line (salt or fresh water).
Boat Building / Repair
Boat Building Supplies
Deck Machinery / Hardware / Equipment
Propulsion / Power