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Old 27-06-2011, 10:29   #16
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Re: Prop Shaft leaking......

my packing gland is a flanged unit and was spozed to be packed before installat uion--was nt. was leaking like crazy. whil eunderway, my crew stuffed it with flax packing material. we dealt qith it in water and without a diver, not that much comes in. nw i need to add packing as the flax is as tight as is spozed to be and still needs more packiing material-- will be done in water, as very little comes in while doing this ask. i had to pump out about 3 gallons when the packing was added-- which is less than when i was sitting on my mooring wondering wtf to do... just go for it-- do it from inside and make sure your pumps are on-- you will surprise yourself.
bw--when shaft turns, makes leaking more-- make sure the packing is done so there is only one drop per 60 seconds when you are finished. if you use teflon or gore tex packing, there will be no drip at all.
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Old 07-08-2011, 23:04   #17
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Hi, I am away from my boat and will be for several more weeks. A friend checked her for me and said that I is filling with quite a bit of water. I am pretty sure it is the stuffing box but as I said I won't be able to get to it for several weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for someone who can do this type of maintenance in the Wilmington/ Southport, NC Area?
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Old 08-08-2011, 15:29   #18
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Re: Prop Shaft Leaking

STG, is that a rusted pipe going to a through hull underneath the prop shaft. It really doesn't look good in that picture.
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Old 08-08-2011, 15:50   #19
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Re: Prop Shaft Leaking

use gfo marine packing instead of that hard flax wax packing.
http://www.gfopacking.com/

It is so much better.
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Old 08-08-2011, 16:21   #20
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Re: Prop Shaft Leaking

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Hi, I am away from my boat and will be for several more weeks. A friend checked her for me and said that I is filling with quite a bit of water. I am pretty sure it is the stuffing box but as I said I won't be able to get to it for several weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for someone who can do this type of maintenance in the Wilmington/ Southport, NC Area?

Surely your friend could pump the bilge for you or check why the electric bilge pump is'nt doing it's job?
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I dunno about the rusty pipe, how about the rusty coupling on the larger hose and missing clamps? I guessing exhaust or cockpit drain.
This boat needs serious maintenance
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