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English translation: stern tube

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Spanish term or phrase:bocina
English translation:stern tube
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15:38 Oct 12, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: bocina
From a shipowner's manual:
"En instalaciones con motores interiores, el eje portahélice sale al exterior del casco de la embarcación a través de un tubo llamado BOCINA."
I know this is a horn everywhere else, but here this is a tube that protrudes from a ship's hull. What's the English term, please?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 06:35
stern tube
Explanation:
this is the term used in ship-building
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xxxTransOl
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Thanks to all of you. I don't have the information as to whether this is a big boat or a small one (both cases are possible), so I'm going generically. Your rapidness in responding is also appreciated.
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Summary of answers provided
naSee belowIvan Sanchez
naStern tube in big ships; Stern seal in smaller boats.
Luis Luis
natunnel shaftCarol Shaw
nastern tubexxxTransOl
na"bocina" is a foghorndynasty


  

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39 mins
"bocina" is a foghorn


Explanation:
I am not sure if the big tube you are talking about is the foghorn but Simon & Shuster call it a "foghorn".

Good luck.


    Simon & Shuster English/Spanish Dictionary
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1 hr
stern tube


Explanation:
this is the term used in ship-building


    Dicc. En-Sp L.A. Robb
xxxTransOl
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Thanks to all of you. I don't have the information as to whether this is a big boat or a small one (both cases are possible), so I'm going generically. Your rapidness in responding is also appreciated.
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1 hr
tunnel shaft


Explanation:
per the Eurodicautom (my personal favorite, as far as online dictionaries), the "bocina de la hélice" is a "tunnel shaft" or a "shaft alley". The "stern tube" is another possibility - both parts are referred to correctly as a "bocina".

Carol Shaw
Local time: 23:35
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4 hrs
Stern tube in big ships; Stern seal in smaller boats.


Explanation:
A little lagniappe now:

The stern tube consists normally of a labirynth type seal in newer vessels, or a lignum vitae packing gland in older vessels lubricated by the seawater itself. There is always a slight leakage on the inside of the vessel as a consequence of lubrication.

Regards, and good luck.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
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4 hrs
See below


Explanation:
'Foghorn' Es la bocina [audible] usada para advertencia, entre los barcos; deriva su nombre por inicialmente usarse en casos de niebla, luego se extendió su uso, aunque mantiene su nombre primitivo.
El caso del eje de la hélice que protubera fuera del casco, parece que tiene un parecido a una bocina, o un acampanado, aunque no tengo documentación de nombre en Inglés con dicho sentido (Sorry).
Luck!

Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 00:35
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