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Old 04-22-2018, 06:34 PM
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Water in the bilge could be from a lot of places. I'd get a flashlight and an extension mirror to check under the engine while running. Check the hoses into/out of the water pump, where they connect to the through-hull fittings, and check the heater core and hoses if you have a heater. Ballast pumps/tanks/bags are also prime candidates for leaking water into the bilge. Does the bilge fill up only when running the engine or even when its just in the water with the engine off?
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:05 PM
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2005? - time to change that packing - regardless
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:19 PM
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the bilge was running when we were parked after driving around for 15 minutes. The engine was off when we were parked.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:49 PM
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2005? - time to change that packing - regardless


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Old 04-23-2018, 01:20 PM
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ok, i've ordered this:

http://www.skidim.com/SHAFT-PACKING-...nfo/GFO316X24/

should be here tomorrow and hoping to get to the installation this week/weekend. I also got a cotter pin as well.

Any tips/tricks to switching this out on a vdrive? probably going to be hard to get to.

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Old 04-23-2018, 04:55 PM
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I could be wrong but I have a 2005 direct drive and mine does not have packing for the shaft seal. It has the dripless style shaft seal.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:18 PM
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Here is a picture I took of the shaft where the packing will go I'm assuming? I'm confused, I don't have a nut like I've seen in other TT threads. Should I? Sorry for the dumb questions, I'm learning a lot about this new to me boat
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:32 AM
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I don't have a v drive but is certainly looks like you are missing the packing nut assembly... has the band clamp broken and the nut assembly has walked further up that shaft and we can't see it here ?
couple other thngs, here is a great tutorinal if you have not found it already http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box
also, when I was looking for a used prop last year I found one on ski it again dot com.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:09 PM
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Thanks Jay, I haven’t seen that site before but looks very helpful and also for the site on finding a prop. I was confused too when I didn’t see the nut, I’ll check if it is further up the shaft
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:40 AM
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I was also thinking packing nut must have walked further up...there you go, make sure you replace the clamp with a marine grade clamp, with stainless clamp and stainless clamping screw..also looks like your missing a splash shield/cover on the transmission, protects the flywheel.
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