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O2BESOHUGE
08-14-2007, 04:27 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

kawagaskier
08-14-2007, 04:42 PM
You should get some water coming thru the packing. The water helps keep the shaft lubricated. It should be a slow drip when the shaft is turning. I have heard multiple oppinions on the drip rate, I think mine drips once about every 10 seconds, maybe slighly more.

G-man
08-14-2007, 04:47 PM
Rambo Marine is great. a little water is fine

TMCNo1
08-14-2007, 04:50 PM
The rudder will have no packing, it has a o-ring at the top and at the bottom and grease is in between.

O2BESOHUGE
08-14-2007, 04:52 PM
Thanks Guys!

TMCNo1
08-17-2007, 09:17 PM
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uawaterskier
08-18-2007, 01:50 AM
where about in bama are you?

O2BESOHUGE
08-22-2007, 09:45 PM
Im In Montgomery, Al ...and Ski On Lake Jordan

88 PS190
08-22-2007, 10:47 PM
For stuffing boxes you can repack yours, you can adjust the tension on the stuffing nut.

You could upgrade to a dripless packing such as OJ's system those would work as well.

the changing to a dripless would require pulling the coupler from the drive shaft and the prop off so you could slide it back and out.

Other sources to examine, the rubrail strip particularly where the water tends to break off it when coming onto plain,

the front bow eye, the carpet there will be wet if you have a bow leak.

The plate that the rubber hose section that connects to the stuffing box and extends into the fiberglass of the hull can also leak, and will leak fairly quickly, If so you have to pull the drive shaft, remove the plate, clean and reseal with something like 3M 5200 adhesive sealant, you do not want water soaking into the fiberglass there overtime and softening it, if it is already soft then standard fare would be to cut the plate out and fiberglass the plate into place.

O2BESOHUGE
08-23-2007, 09:10 AM
Does Anyone Have A Special Type Dripless Coupler With A Link? Is There A Particular "brand" Or Aftermarket Part Everyone Uses More Than The Other?

88 PS190
08-23-2007, 09:38 AM
OJ XPC http://www.ojprops.com/site/xpcshaft.htm

or

PYI PSS http://www.shaftseal.com/

those are the two main ones.

I would try the goretex one first.

Technically you can tighten down your stuffing box's nut enough to keep normal style packing from dripping, the problem being that the factory packing will get burnt out, it requires some water to be lubricated and cooled. The Goretex packing solves this by being resistant to burning up with out dripping.

O2BESOHUGE
08-23-2007, 09:44 AM
Thanks Man!

Chas
09-02-2007, 10:42 AM
http://www.elberts.com/pss.htm