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Old 05-10-2014, 07:36   #31
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I use a "Lubriplate" grease, with a west system hypodermic like syringe. Just stick it under the lip and give it a squeeze
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The picture ErikFinn posted in June showing a vent tube isn't part of the volvo seal. Probably left over from a previous but different type of seal.

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Re: Service Volvo Dripless Shaft Seal - Stuffing Box

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The picture ErikFinn posted in June showing a vent tube isn't part of the volvo seal. Probably left over from a previous but different type of seal.

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Re: Service Volvo Dripless Shaft Seal - Stuffing Box

Hi all. Has anyone changed these seals while the boat is in the water or underway - under sail? Would love to carry a spare and do this if necessary. My Volvo seal is on a 38s5 Ben. First and has a hose leading to above waterline drain from the rear of the seal housing.


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Hi all. Has anyone changed these seals while the boat is in the water or underway - under sail? Would love to carry a spare and do this if necessary. My Volvo seal is on a 38s5 Ben. First and has a hose leading to above waterline drain from the rear of the seal housing.


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I think I have seen a video here about that. You should try the search. Can you post a pic about your described "hose leading to above waterline drain from the rear of the seal housing" I'd be very interested to see if its similar to mine; some posts back.
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