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Old 03-10-2018, 07:30   #1
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Dripless System

Dear Catalina Friends,

I am tired of dealing with my 1988 Cat. 27 packing gland. Can anyone recommend a brand name for a replacement dripless system?

Much appreciated.

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Old 03-10-2018, 12:45   #2
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Re: Dripless System

PSS shaft seal sold by PYI.
I had one on my old boat for 10+ years, worked perfect....still working.
I installed one on present boat a few months ago to replace a different brand, Las drop which did not work at all.
New PSS seal working perfectly.

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Old 03-10-2018, 14:31   #3
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Re: Dripless System

I installed the Volvo dripless system several years ago. Very easy to install, burp when the boat has been on the hard, grease a bit once per year. Thats it. Simple and reliable. Collect dust in your bilge! Simpler then PSS systems.
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Re: Dripless System

We have a Tides Sure seal on our boat. Works great. Can change the seals in a couple minutes and you just leave new seals loaded on the shaft ready to be used.
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The PSS seal from PYI is excellent. No problems on our yacht after 2 years.
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Re: Dripless System

https://www.pbo.co.uk/gear/dripless-...rs-guide-17357
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Re: Dripless System

For a slow turning sail prop shaft there are Teflon and/or graphite impregnates packing materials that eliminate the drip and last for years. Much less money than a new seal.
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Re: Dripless System

just check the amount of space you have to install it. I know when I was looking at it for our Catalina 30 the fit seemed like it was going to be tight.
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Re: Dripless System

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I installed the Volvo dripless system several years ago. Very easy to install, burp when the boat has been on the hard, grease a bit once per year. Thats it. Simple and reliable. Collect dust in your bilge! Simpler then PSS systems.
Had traditional on all other boats..... now have a Volvo and I love it. Burp, grease and dusty bilge. Very basic....

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