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Old 12-28-2017, 08:11 AM
Strreamline Strreamline is offline
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Dripless Drive Shaft seal options

I have a 1" shaft on my 1988 Prostar 190 - had to pull my prop shaft and am considering a dripless system. What are the key differences between

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Glide - http://www.skidim.com/GLIDE-GMSS-SEA...ctinfo/OJ2013/
PSS - http://www.skidim.com/PSS-SHAFT-SEAL...fo/PY1HG10X17/
or the Gore Tex rope replacement - http://www.skidim.com/SHAFT-PACKING-...info/GFO14X24/

I wasn't able to find a link for the OJ system, and information on here is challenging to sift through for a definitive answer. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:02 AM
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I have a 1" shaft on my 1988 Prostar 190 - had to pull my prop shaft and am considering a dripless system. What are the key differences between

OJ
Glide - http://www.skidim.com/GLIDE-GMSS-SEA...ctinfo/OJ2013/
PSS - http://www.skidim.com/PSS-SHAFT-SEAL...fo/PY1HG10X17/
or the Gore Tex rope replacement - http://www.skidim.com/SHAFT-PACKING-...info/GFO14X24/

I wasn't able to find a link for the OJ system, and information on here is challenging to sift through for a definitive answer. Thanks!
Forget the Gortex unless you chicken out on removing the shaft coupling. If you do go with the packing rings, use Gortex.

Glide is what OJ sells. Same product as Discount Inboard Marine. I have installed several of these and have no complaints.

Call Eric and talk to him over the phone and ask about getting that product. That shaft seal is on his page under products; shaft seal systems tab. ==> http://www.ojprops.com/products <==

The PSS is the same setup with a few more stainless parts. If there are other differences they are subtle because both of these systems are simple and similar.

The only thing I suggest in the placement of the seals onto the shaft is to make sure and do not place a seal over a worn spot on the shaft. The placement is somewhat flexible in location. You'll see when you get it going.

So when you do this, you'll also need to remove the shaft flange to put the system in place. No better time to remove the shaft and put in new cutlass bearings. Call Eric and talk to him about those products as well. He is good to work with for parts and support. Ask him for the newer style over the metal-encased bearings.

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:05 AM
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Yeah I was already planning on replacing the cutlass bearings, and the rudder seals. I had a bent strut so there was a fair amount of work this winter...
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:07 AM
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So you're good to go. I recommend the sealed system over packing rings.
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