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SWeaver
10-24-2011, 06:44 PM
1st time winterizing a 2003 205v MCX.

I used the 5 gallon bucket, ran it to temp, drained block, changed oil and filled with RV antifreeze via the hoses to the exhaust manifolds and then via the larger intake off the temp housing. Haven't fogged and turned it over yet.

I noticed some AF coming out of the hull where the prop shaft exits. Is that normal, or did I screw something up? How/why is that connected? No water or AF in bilge.
thanks

east tx skier
10-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Traditional shaft packing or dripless?

SWeaver
10-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Traditional shaft packing or dripless?

Pretty sure it is dripless. Never any water in the bilge.

CantRepeat
10-24-2011, 08:04 PM
Pretty sure it is dripless. Never any water in the bilge.

Then it sounds like you have some AF running back down into your dripless and out the shaft.

SWeaver
10-24-2011, 08:33 PM
So, thats normal, right? First time with a dripless.......
Thanks!

mikeg205
10-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Pretty sure it is dripless. Never any water in the bilge.

pretty sure? that's like kinda pregnant.... never any water...never? I have a dripless but skiers/swimmers still bring some water.... water could just be hanging in some very low areas... when is the last time you checked the packing...only takes a few minutes...

swatguy
10-24-2011, 11:52 PM
Completely normal if u have the dripless packing

SWeaver
10-25-2011, 09:58 PM
pretty sure? that's like kinda pregnant.... never any water...never? I have a dripless but skiers/swimmers still bring some water.... water could just be hanging in some very low areas... when is the last time you checked the packing...only takes a few minutes...

Never ever. Not even when raining and the cover is off.

SWeaver
10-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Completely normal if u have the dripless packing

Thanks!!!!

mikeg205
10-25-2011, 10:16 PM
wow...good for you... I get water...from dripping bodies and wet suits... mostly... the occasional wake cross splashes water thru the bilge skupper...