Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:43 am

I recommend the 3/16 packing. Much easier to install, and it MIGHT cure your weird problem.

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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Lincolncruiser95 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:09 am

Thanks Jeff,

Will do.. I'd rather have to repack more often than burn up shafts that are in good shape.
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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby bcassedy » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Just in case you weren't aware (and if you are, my apologies), the mating flange surfaces between the shaft and the engine should not be off by more that .003 of an inch. Ie. if you can get a .003" feeler gauge to slide between the flanges easily, there's a misalignment.

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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Lincolncruiser95 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:54 am

Yep. I did know that and will be checking yet again once I re pack the shafts. Appreciate the knowledge though. Better to be told twice than never
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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Lincolncruiser95 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:29 pm

Success! 3/16 did the trick. 4-6 footers today, but it dripped in gear at the dock and not in neutral
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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:40 am

Alright!

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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby bcassedy » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:58 am

Outstanding!!
Now, boat like there's no tomorrow....

... or until the end of the season!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby Lincolncruiser95 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:11 am

Yep now to see if the new plugs and wires cured the popping out the carb over 2k on starboard...once the wind dies down
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Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Postby barkleydave » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:45 am

I had a simular problem years ago with GFO packing. I finally went to 2 rings and have had no problems for 10 years maintaining a drip rate.
The GFO can run with very little drip and still run cool.
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