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mattjj23
02-10-2007, 12:55 AM
Im looking into getting a dripless shaft seal for my 06' Outback. What is the best brand to get and where is the cheapest place to purchase this? Is the install difficult? I see the 07' Moomba's come stock with the Vesconite dripless shaft seal, are these good?

Buttafewcoe
02-20-2007, 06:15 PM
Is that just the type of packing, or is new hardware involved?
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BensonWdby
02-20-2007, 08:06 PM
I would be interested in this. I never seem to get the packing correctly adjusted. If I knew it was no tsupposed to leak at all, at least I could tell if it was working correctly.

qb12
02-20-2007, 09:15 PM
if you go and look at skidim.com and look under shaft seals you will see what he is referring to.

i looked at it when i had my last boat, because i had a hard time also getting the drip rate adjusted but ended up selling the boat and the new one has had no problems.

smokedog2
05-22-2017, 04:24 PM
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box&page=1

Very detailed review and info for why NOT to do that.

http://www.skidim.com/SHAFT-PACKING-VIRTUALLY-DRIPLESS-1_4/productinfo/GFO14X24/


This was ok in the review but I am going to stick with my 12 year old, little drip old school. But I have forgotten how to tighten it :/
This will help.

http://www.skidim.com/PACKING-NUT-WRENCH/productinfo/WRENCH/

zabooda
05-22-2017, 04:55 PM
In 2004, I installed graphite impregnated cord that was the predecessor to the Gore-tex cord. The same cord some 14 years later is still in use, adjusted once in 2012 and no drips required. Not sure why wax cord is still around.