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booniebasher
05-31-2010, 07:37 PM
can anyone tell me how to reduce the flow of watter from the propshaft seal ?
I have exposed it but do not have a clue how it works ?

TMCNo1
05-31-2010, 08:16 PM
In the General Discussion FAQ, http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=159060&postcount=31 and or here, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=503319&postcount=39

booniebasher
05-31-2010, 08:46 PM
AWESOME !!!, thanks so much. now I understand. Where do you get the rope packing ? dealer?
I will look for it tomorow.
kr

FrankSchwab
05-31-2010, 11:34 PM
Almost any marine dealer will have shaft packing rope. Shouldn't be hard to find. The materials you might see:

Waxed Flax - Cheapest (http://skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PR25X17), will last 10 years with occasional tightening.
Gore-Tex - More expensive (http://skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GFO1/4X24), claims that it will last longer, can run with less (or even no) leakage.

For the $10 difference in price, I went with Gore-tex when I redid my stuffing box.

/frank

hkallestad
06-01-2010, 07:48 AM
I use gore tex from skidim, no dripping at all