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AR Footer
05-04-2005, 11:51 AM
Does anyone have any comparison on these two dripless systems? I am considering replacing my stuffing box with a dripless system. There is not a lot of difference in the money so I definitely want to get the best one.

jimmer2880
05-04-2005, 03:22 PM
Does anyone have any comparison on these two dripless systems? I am considering replacing my stuffing box with a dripless system. There is not a lot of difference in the money so I definitely want to get the best one.

All I can say is that my PSS is great and 0 maintenance. Been on there for 4 years and about 600 hours now.

AR Footer
05-04-2005, 03:33 PM
Thanks for your response. Did you install it yourself or did you have someone do it for you? I am pretty mechanical and would like to do it myself.

T-Rager
05-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Same here. My PSS has been in place for two years and no problems.

martini
05-04-2005, 04:05 PM
Ditto on the PSS. It is actually the best piece of aftermarket equipment I purchased for my boat. No maintenance at a 120 hours and going and I installed it myself.

AR Footer
05-04-2005, 04:52 PM
Martini, how hard is it to install? I'm pretty mechanical so I feel like I can install the system but I haven't worked on a boat much and I don't want to take any chances with my baby.

jimmer2880
05-04-2005, 07:18 PM
easy to install. My biggest problem was getting the new hose on around the fiberglass where the strut comes through the hull. Even that only took me a couple minutes. You will need to remove your coupler and nut to slide the PSS over your shaft. Not difficult, but you'll need to re-align your propshaft when you put it back together.

Because of the re-alignment, I give it a 3 beer job.

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 07:24 PM
What is the standard in when to replace this? Is it as needed, or at specific intervals?

AR Footer
05-05-2005, 06:44 AM
Thanks jimmer. It sounds like something that I might be capable of doing for myself.

jimmer2880
05-05-2005, 07:40 AM
Thanks jimmer. It sounds like something that I might be capable of doing for myself.

Absolutely. The hardest part is getting the coupler nut off. You either need a special tool, or do like I did - have a friend hold the prop while you use a ratchet on the nut.