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east tx skier
02-14-2006, 10:57 AM
Okay, I read on here yesterday that someone used 3/16" packing rope. Skidim's site seems to suggest 1/4" for 1:1 MasterCrafts. Before I call them, anyone know definitively what size packing rope I need for a 1993 MC 1" shaft?

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 12:05 PM
BUMP. C'm'on, so many people knew how to do this project, but nobody knows if it's 3/16" or 1/4" rope?

TonyB
02-14-2006, 12:20 PM
BUMP. C'm'on, so many people knew how to do this project, but nobody knows if it's 3/16" or 1/4" rope?
ET,
I feel your pain.

I've done a search on this sight for the very same thing. I've been wanting to replace my waxed rope with the dripless gore-tex. I would like to go ahead and order the correct size without having to go and pull up the deck and loosen the packing nut; all just to determine the distance between the drive shaft and the packing nut.

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 12:43 PM
Okay, talked to Richard at skidim, it's 1/4" packing for our 1" drive shafts.

Cloaked
02-14-2006, 12:46 PM
ET, I referenced 3/16" from memory. As you know, SkiDim will know the right size.

M-Funf
02-14-2006, 02:15 PM
My '76 with 1" shaft was 3/16". I originally bought 1/4", and it was too large to fit in the gap...of course, a '76 is probably different from your MY... :o

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 02:23 PM
Well, I'll start with 1/4" and grab some 3/16" if need be. I'm going to buy it from my local non-MC dealer. The stuff is only $3 and skidim charges almost $6 to ship it.

As much as I love skidim, and am thankful for the advice I've received from them, there are just some things its easier to buy locally.

/don't worry, they've made plenty of $$$ off of me and will continue to do so. I doubt they're sweating my buying my packing from elsewhere.

Tom023
02-14-2006, 06:04 PM
My 1-1/8" shaft takes 3/16".

Hoosier Bob
02-14-2006, 06:18 PM
If you want I can call the local MC here. They gave me my setup by year and model. I was thinking 1/4. PM if you want me to call in the morning with your #.
Bob

TMCNo1
02-14-2006, 07:14 PM
My 1-1/8" shaft takes 3/16".


You asked for it!,.................. My 2" shaft takes EXTRA LARGE!

What's the difference between a BRUTE and a SUPER BRUTE?

A Brute puts his on with a tire tool! 8p 8p
A SUPER BRUTE takes his off with a tire tool! :eek: :eek:

TMCNo1
02-14-2006, 08:09 PM
Well, I'll start with 1/4" and grab some 3/16" if need be. I'm going to buy it from my local non-MC dealer. The stuff is only $3 and skidim charges almost $6 to ship it.

As much as I love skidim, and am thankful for the advice I've received from them, there are just some things its easier to buy locally.

/don't worry, they've made plenty of $$$ off of me and will continue to do so. I doubt they're sweating my buying my packing from elsewhere.

Eastie, ya'll got the formula all wrong!............... PiRSQUARE, no, wait a minute, Pie R not square, Pie R round, Cornbread R square! :confused: :confused:.................WHO"S ON FIRST?

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 10:16 PM
My 1-1/8" shaft takes 3/16".

That's what ski dim says, too. Powerslots and newer ski nautiques take 3/16.

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 10:18 PM
If you want I can call the local MC here. They gave me my setup by year and model. I was thinking 1/4. PM if you want me to call in the morning with your #.
Bob

Thanks, Bob, but I'm picking up some plug wires from my local guy next week. I called him and he's got both 1/4 and 3/16. I may have pulled my floor up by then and will know for sure. Either way, I'm covered and they're only about 5 minutes from the house if I'm wrong.

Thanks though.

TMCNo.1, lay off the sauce! :D Nah, I'm just kidding, drink one for me! 8p

Leroy
02-14-2006, 10:30 PM
Don't mean to cause confusion, but seems like all of the other sites I read talked about 3/16 inch. shouldn't be too hard to whittle it down a bit. :)



Okay, talked to Richard at skidim, it's 1/4" packing for our 1" drive shafts.

east tx skier
02-14-2006, 10:33 PM
I'll have a definitive answer soon. :)