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meggsy1221@aol.com
07-23-2005, 03:59 PM
hi all 94 205 we take on a inch of water overnight i have been told there is a rope packing on the shaft that may need to be replaced,on a scale of 1to 10 how big of a pain in the *** factor to repair thanks

6ballsisall
07-23-2005, 04:04 PM
Not bad at all, maybe a 4 or so. Most frustrating part is you have to take out the center floor piece which requires some time. All said and done, the job is probably around a 3 hour job. Make sure you water test it before putting the panel back in. It should have a drip stil for lubrication, about 5-7 drips per minute.

6ballsisall
07-23-2005, 04:19 PM
Before you replace it, you might just check and see how the packing nut is. It may just need tightened. Watch the speed of the drip, if it's to fast, tighten the nut. If you tighten it and the drip goes to what it should you probably don't need to replace the packing rope.

If you replace it Skidim has this material (can't remember what it is) thats a little more expensive (packing rope is $3 I just bought it, this stuff is like $13) but it's suppose to last longer and work a little better.

meggsy1221@aol.com
07-23-2005, 04:55 PM
hi and thank you for your prompt reply barry here cochrane alberta i will keep in touch to let you know i made out i got a chuckle of your boat acronym we are lucky so far boat was well taken care have fun barry

jimmer2880
07-25-2005, 07:25 AM
Just be sure it still drips when you're done. It's been a while since I've had to mess with the rope (went with the PSS system years ago). But - I believe it's supposed to drip once very 30 seconds while "in gear" at idle speeds.

gene dobies
07-25-2005, 09:59 AM
hi all 94 205 we take on a inch of water overnight i have been told there is a rope packing on the shaft that may need to be replaced,on a scale of 1to 10 how big of a pain in the *** factor to repair thanks
It was stated that they take on water overnight. Is the packing supposed to leak all the time or just when underway, (shaft is turning,,, for lubrication)