I was out racing
in Ventura this weekend when I noticed my bilge pump
light was on. I checked and found out that water
was pouring in thru the PSS shaft seal
on the prop shaft. My bilge pump
was keeping up with the flow so I finished the race
and got back to my slip OK. The Stainless Collar had slipped back and was not making good contact with the seal.
3 weeks ago I had purchased a split collar from McMaster Carr but had not got around to attaching it to the shaft as a safety
. I recommend to use this type of collar or even just a clamp as a back up and install a bilge
when useing a PSS seal.
Keep safe out there!