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Old 03-27-2013, 09:49 PM
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packing size for 2005 pro star 197

Anyone know what size the packing rope is in a 2005 pro star 197?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:13 AM
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Depends on your transmission or, more specifically, shaft size. I'm going on memory, but I think the two sizes are 1/4" and 3/16". If you have a 1" shaft, you want to use the 1/4" packing. If your shaft is 1.125", you want the 3/16" packing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:41 AM
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East Tx Skier is correct.

Your boat should have a 1-1/8" shaft, so you should use the 3/16" packing.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:11 AM
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Thanks. I am going with a packing impregnated with teflon, supposed to drop less according to several of people.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:07 PM
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With traditional flax, IIRC you've got to have 6-10 drips per minute to keep the packing cool and lubricated. With the Goretex or Teflon packings, IIRC you can go down to 2-3 drips per minute.

This is a good writeup on the procedure and adjustment criteria.
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With traditional flax, IIRC you've got to have 6-10 drips per minute to keep the packing cool and lubricated. With the Goretex or Teflon packings, IIRC you can go down to 2-3 drips per minute.

This is a good writeup on the procedure and adjustment criteria.
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