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O2BESOHUGE
08-14-2007, 04:25 PM
For A 1989 Pro Star 190...is That Whats Its Called? Looks Like Brass With Rubber Inserts. COULD THESE BE WHERE IM TAKING ON WATER IN THE BILGE? ITS NOT MUCH, BUT ITS IN THERE. IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE COMPLETELY DRY?

Im In Alabama, Who Would Know A Good Dealership To Call For Parts Near Me?

Thanks Guys
O2

wesgardner
08-17-2007, 02:52 PM
The thing that stops the water from coming in at the prop (drive) shaft is called a stuffing box and yes, it'll leak (but just a few drops if any when properly maintained) and is made to be adjustable...your boat being as old as it is may need to have the stuffing box repacked - you can DIY - search around for threads on this operation. DO NOT overtighten the stuffing box!!

The rudder's stopwater is (at least on my boat) is sealed via O-rings and grease packed in via a zerk fitting on the rudder packing tube

Good luck

shepherd
08-17-2007, 03:48 PM
I replaced my shaft packing on my '90 PS190 a few weeks before I sold it. It was easy. I followed the instructions here: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=159060&postcount=31

Except I used the new dripless packing. Seemed to work good though I only used it a couple times before I sold the boat.

randyb
08-17-2007, 09:05 PM
FYI- I just replaced my shaft packing with the gore-tex stuff, $12.00 from skidim.com. It took about 20 minutes to do and with the packing nut hand tight, I have no water coming into the bilge.

-Randy

TMCNo1
08-17-2007, 09:12 PM
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TMCNo1
08-17-2007, 09:13 PM
I'm gone, OK?

O2BESOHUGE
08-22-2007, 09:47 PM
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O2BESOHUGE
08-22-2007, 09:49 PM
Thanks Shep..your Always A Big Help...

O2BESOHUGE
08-22-2007, 09:50 PM
Plus Look At The Time..im Never On Here At 3:50 Am Ever ...theres Abviously A Glitch In Your System

6ballsisall
08-22-2007, 09:54 PM
Relax 02!!!! 8p

ride
08-22-2007, 11:57 PM
ahhh... come on Mod1. For those of us that missed it, tell us what they said....

88 PS190
08-23-2007, 12:57 AM
ahhh... come on Mod1. For those of us that missed it, tell us what they said....

way to rake that mud a bit.

suppose the wayback machine wouldn't help you here ha ha.

FrankSchwab
08-23-2007, 01:11 AM
No, the bilge isn't "supposed" to be completely dry. The stuffing box should drip a little bit (from a drop every few seconds to a couple of drops a minute), and, especially with a boat as old as yours, there may be others - around the rudder, around the speedometer pickups, around the mufflers, out of the circulation pump, around various hoses, etc. A boat as old as yours probably takes on water at the hull/deck joint, and a couple of times a year you can count on taking a few gallons over the bow. Besides, every time you get out of the water after a satisfying slalom run, you'll drip a pint of water into the boat (that will, at least partially, end up in the bilge).

Check the stuffing box, tighten it a bit if it's dripping more than once every few seconds, put a shot of grease into the rudder, check for leaks in the other spots, then go skiing. Running the bilge pump every hour or two is just the price to pay for an active watercraft.

At least, that's my opinion.

/frank

TMCNo1
08-23-2007, 06:09 AM
TMCNo1 and O2BESOHUGE. Please review the posting policy concerning how you are expected to treat your fellow team talk members. There are no exceptions and it doesn't matter who started it. If you guys have a problem with one another, please take this elsewhere.


Sorry, but I don't even remember what was said or what it was about???????????????

O2BESOHUGE, if I said anything to offend you, please accept my apology.

Ric
08-23-2007, 09:05 AM
Cage match ?