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Old 09-12-2013, 12:19   #1
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Shaft Gands

Hello, what is the best current technology in prop shaft packing glands?
I am going to have my shaft out in two weeks, and wanted to know the best option. Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:24   #2
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Re: Shaft glands

It comes down to which boat and drive system you have. More info on your boat would help.
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Re: Shaft glands

Its an inboard sailboat.
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Re: Shaft glands

mmm and a piece of string is how long.....
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Re: Shaft glands

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Its an inboard sailboat.
With just that info I would recommend the PSS. >>> PSS Shaft Seal: The world’s leading dripless seal.
PSS Shaft Seals: Type 1 | PSS Shaft Seal
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Re: Shaft Gands

I use UltraX packing and haven't felt the need to spend the money to change to a "drip-less" system. I've talked to many users of various "drip-less" systems that are anything but what their name implies. With UltaX my drip rate from two shafts is slow enough that the heat in the engine room evaporates the water before it overflows a drip pan under the packing gland

http://www.duramaxmarine.com/shaft-ultrax.htm


If I were changing from packing I would seriously consider this.
Duramax FRP Shaft Seal System

Designed With The Fiberglass Builder In Mind.

Perfect for new fiberglass vessel construction. Features the “Maintenance-Free” Shaft Seal System with an integrated FRP stern tube and a Johnson Cutless bearing. The factory-tested bond between the shaft seal and FRP tube verifies seal attachment to the stern tube. The FRP stern tube saves production time by allowing you to fiberglass the engineered system directly into your boat.

http://www.duramaxmarine.com/shaft-seal.htm

I have no relationship to Johnson Cutlass. I'm just a satisfied customer. Has anyone had experience with this shaft seal system?
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