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TI Skiier
04-21-2009, 10:49 PM
I have a 2005 X7 and may need to tighten up the shaft packing. With the boat sitting in the water, no problem. If I run a set, the bilge pump will come on afterwards.

How do I get access to it on this boat? Do I need to remove the motor box first? Any advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

04-21-2009, 11:30 PM
If you have a traditional stuffing box/shaft log and not a leaking dripless shaft seal, this will help, http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=159060&postcount=31 and/or http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=503319&postcount=52

You need to check and see which type you have first, by probably removing the motor cover, rear seat and floorboard section behind the engine/transmission. If it has a small water cooling tube running to it then it is a drip less unit and may need repair or replacement and will look something like these,