"After regularly replacing white metal stuffing box bearings on my 1962, 4,5 ton Bermuda-rigged sloop, Calloo of Wivenhoe, I sought an alternative. In 2007 I began researching more suitable options and found Vesconite. The replacement part was machined from this ultra-low friction material and fitted to the sloop during the same year. 12 years later, on a routine inspection the material shows minimal deterioration, despite its exposure to salt water and grit. As a bearing material, Vesconite doesn’t seem to wear at all! I continue to sail solo on the Moray Firth in Scotland and take part in an annual cruise on the west coast of Norway. The Vesconite bearing has saved me considerable costs and time in servicing and maintenance."