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Nick911
09-03-2012, 03:25 PM
When I put my boat on the trailer water is leaking from where the prop shaft enters the boat. Is this normal? It's a 2012 X25 with 6.0.

Traxx822
09-03-2012, 04:11 PM
When I put my boat on the trailer water is leaking from where the prop shaft enters the boat. Is this normal? It's a 2012 X25 with 6.0.

If your talking about that bearing you need to tighten it. Should drip some 4 drips a min or something to be acceptable. May need repacked. I just got mine done. If its not that you might want to talk to someone who knows better.

Nick911
09-03-2012, 04:42 PM
It would be in that area it leaks pretty good for 5 minutes plus a drop every 2 seconds. It comes down the shaft and where it meets the strut comes down.

Traxx822
09-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Should be able to tighten the cover and stop the leak. Thats regular. Then once you can't tighten anymore you are supposed to repack it. Just had mine repacked for $85

Nick911
09-03-2012, 04:53 PM
It'll be warranty. It's a 2012 with 80 hours.

Traxx822
09-03-2012, 05:03 PM
found this thread and this quote. May save some time with a wrench. But i'm not one to talk I don't work on my boat. Yet there is a mechanic that can pull my boat out of the water mon-fri too.

Loosen the jam nut on the packing seal housing then tighten the housing to compress the seal. Re-tighten the jam nut and go skiing... ( ;

http://press.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=755099

tommyadrian5
09-03-2012, 05:10 PM
When I put my boat on the trailer water is leaking from where the prop shaft enters the boat. Is this normal? It's a 2012 X25 with 6.0.


I'm pretty sure he is seeing the water draining out of the stuffing box from outside the boat when he pulls it out of the water. Totally normal, there is water around the shaft right up to your packing, you are just seeing it drain out.

east tx skier
09-03-2012, 06:08 PM
With a traditional packing glad, I prefer a drop ever second or two at idle speed. I have heard people say a drop every 5--10 seconds, but I prefer more at the expense of just a bit more water in the bilge.

Jonb1822
09-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Nick,

I have a 2011 X25 and mine does the same thing. Dealer said it was normal.

sand2snow22
09-03-2012, 09:38 PM
They aren't coming with dripless packings anymore?

GoneBoatN
09-04-2012, 12:02 PM
It should be a dripless. Funny it says that but referring to the inside of the boat. :)

If you look at it on the inside, you will notice a hose running to if from the water cooling supply. It uses this water to lubricate the integrated bearing surface. When I run my boat out of the water I see water coming out of it in a steady stream. When I pull my boat out of the water I never notice water as you described. I suppose I would think it entirely possible for the water to be "dripping" down the shaft as it is most likely water from the cooling line.

swatguy
09-04-2012, 01:18 PM
I am pretty sure as mentioned he is not talking about the seal from the inside which most are referring to a drip or two a minute.

He is talking about after removing the boat from the water and water coming out from the shaft seal. It's completely normal.

Alan-S
09-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Lots of bad information in this post.

Your boat has a drip-less packing, it uses water from the engine to cool the bearings. When you pull your boat out of the water, you will see water from the engine drain out of the packing and out of your exhaust. This is normal and expected.

Traxx822
09-04-2012, 05:41 PM
I misread this and then it chained into bad info. All my fault.

Quinten
09-06-2012, 04:43 AM
Other thread http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=22250