i am hauling the boat next week to take care of all my below the water
line issues, sealing all the little leaks
so to speak. rebuilding/moving/installing seacocks, rebedding transducer, and i need to do something about the packing gland
here is the situation:
- the engine
is not currently running and i will not have the funds to get it running in the immediate future. this bottom work takes priority, (i am also recoring the deck
at the moment).
- the boat currently has a pss type seal that drips 10 times per minute at rest but if your turn the shaft at all it pours in.
- i was first thinking of rebuilding/replacing the pss seal, but then read that to properly seat the carbon it need to be run in gear
. no can do
- then i was thinking it would be cheaper to and easier (maybe)? to just install and tradition stuffing box. then i also read that it needs to be run to seat the flax and not leak
so my question is this:
- can i install a traditional stuffing box, (looking at buck algonquin stuff), install the packing and just tighten the crap out of it so it doesnt leak as a temporary measure - then when i can get the diesel
going again i will be sure to remove it all and repack it first? is this a feasable plan? will it not leak if it tighten the crap out of it and dont run it?
and: since i will be ordering new should i get a bolt gland type or a tradition spud type?
thanks! and happy festivus