How to Replace or Install a Dripless Shaft Seal Stuffing

Jun 07 2017 nbsp 0183 32 Upgrading from a traditional stuffing box or shaft seal to a more modern dripless shaft seal will keep the bilge of your boat dry and odor free You ll sta

Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box Page 4 SailNet

May 07 2018 nbsp 0183 32 Don might want to think about another yard My understanding is the overwhelming age of trouble with dripless devices of any brand is due to installation issues Even a traditional stuffing box needs to be done just right I started to replace a stuffing box on a little cape dory No issues with leak but was sufficiently corroded it scared me

Dripless stuffing box leaking Downeast Boat Forum

Apr 02 2019 nbsp 0183 32 6 Need some advice on a dripless stuffing box Bought the boat last year and kept finding a little water in the bilge couldn t trace where it was coming from but not enough to worry about This morning took her out for a shake down cruise bilge was dry when we left 30 minutes into the ride opened Engine box couple inches of water

Dripless shaft seal vs old school stuffing box Downeast

Sep 18 2018 nbsp 0183 32 I need to repair replace the leaking PSS prop shaft seal on the Legacy 40 we re about to purchase My 36 sailboat has a traditional stuffing box with Goretex packing that has served us fine A friend almost lost his 44 sailboat to a dripless seal and I ve heard of other problems with the

Other Vessel Systems Considerations for Marine Repower

Stuffing boxes Repowering is a good time to take a close look at the stuffing box particularly if you are considering a dripless model This article will provide a balanced look at the pros and cons of each type of dripless option

dripless stuffing box Shamrock Boat Owners Club

Oct 10 2002 nbsp 0183 32 6 Re dripless stuffing box I ve run dripless stuffing boxes for over ten years and had good luck with them I don t know who makes the ones that came in my 290 they don t have a manufacturers mark on them I replaced the lip seals last yard period for about ten bucks a shaft They weren t leaking but I had the shafts out and it took five minutes

Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box Page 3 SailNet

Dec 29 2012 nbsp 0183 32 had this formosa i own had a dripless seal my formosa would have sunk many years ago my old style stuffing box is awesome to modify when it is old and in bad shape and will still keep much of the ingress of water to a minimum btw i am in zihuatenejo guerrero mexico at present was a great sail and is a gorgeous place

Stuffing Boxes Shaft Seals and Shaft Bearings West

Jun 30 2020 nbsp 0183 32 Stuffing Boxes Shaft Seals Bearings and Couplings Boats face the challenge of remaining leak free while spinning one or more propellers outside the hull Inboard boats use stuffing boxes or shaft seals to prevent water from entering the hull Shaft bearings support the propeller shaft and help ensure it turns smoothly

Stuffing box for a V drive Boating Forum iboats

Apr 04 2005 nbsp 0183 32 Re Stuffing box for a V drive Remove the big nut pull out all the wraps of old packing cut new wraps of packing to fit reinstall nut don t overtighten or you will burn up the new packing lt br gt lt br gt PS On a couple of boats I have done removing the engine transmission then pulling the coupler off the shaft was the only way of doing it

Dripless shaft seals Page 2 EY o Information Exchange

Mar 21 2019 nbsp 0183 32 My stuffing box either leaked a drop every minute or two at rest or not at all Underway one drop every 10 15 seconds I can t complain about that only where the salt water ended up I just heard from a fellow boater about a trick to keep the bilge nice and clean There is a biodegradable degreaser called Marine Clean

Marine stuffing boxes Oxford Yacht

Jul 16 2007 nbsp 0183 32 The stuffing box is the last line of defense between the water and your engine room It allows the shaft to be in two places at once – inside the boat and outside the boat – almost like magic What allows a stuffing box to work it s magic is a wax coated or newer type packing Since water is needed to lubricate the shaft it will

Volvo Penta Rubber Stuffing Boxes for all shaft diameters

Volvo Penta Stuffing box lip seals provide a safe and proven answer to providing a dripless shaft seal They are easy to fit and require minimal maintenance If you require assistance to decide exactly the correct seal please call us first before ordering Stuffing boxes are stocked in all sizes for immediate dispatch

7 Hidden Boat Maintenance Problems And How To Fix Them

Nov 07 2021 nbsp 0183 32 That s where your stuffing box will be unless you have a newer dripless style shaft seal The purpose of the stuffing box is to allow the prop shaft to exit the hull while keeping water out An excessively leaking stuffing box will fling water all over the engine room and make engines transmissions and other components brown with corrosion

Dripless Shaft Seal shop beneteauowners com

Dripless Shaft Seal Hailed as the best way to a dry bilge The PSS Shaft Seal stands for Packless Sealing System is a maintenance free 100 dry stuffing box and packing gland replacement for your sailboat or powerboat It s dripless operation eliminates needless bilge pumping and wet bilges

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Oct 05 2014 nbsp 0183 32 Removing the stuffing packing box for the PSS Dripless Seal The stuffing box is the case that sits around the shaft at the point that it enters into the boat through the hull It works by constantly greasing inside the case which combines with a small flow of salt water to lubricate the spinning shaft

Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box Page 2 SailNet

Dec 15 2012 nbsp 0183 32 1 446 Posts 22 183 Aug 22 2012 alturia said Not all dripless shaft seals use bellows like PSS Take a look for instance at the Lasdrop Gen II dripless shaft seal There is no bellows to tear or give way Nautical Specialties manufacturer of Lasdrop Shaft Seals

Keeping Your Bilge Dry with Dripless Stuffing Boxes

Dripless Stuffing Boxes Avoid the Pitfalls and Keep Your Bilge Dry Face seals rely on the spring tension created by a bellows type hose € The system is simple and effective In its traditional form the conventional stuffing box discussed last month carries out a vital role allowing a spinning propeller shaft

Re Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Marine How To

Dripless A stuffing box that has zero drips Drip Less A stuffing box that drips less but still needs to drip some Dripless is a term that is best forgotten in regards to standard traditional stuffing boxes The proper term is drip less or a box that will drip less often

Dripless Shaft Seals PassageMaker

Jul 11 2012 nbsp 0183 32 There are a number of manufacturers of dripless shaft seals and therefore a variety of designs exist Most of these units use what s called a face seal with a flexible bellows attached to the stern tube or stuffing box collar that presses a fixed carbon graphite flange against a rotating stainless steel rotor which spins with the prop shaft creating a seal between

Everything you Need to Know about Propeller Shaft Packings

PSS Dripless Shaft Seals Fittings amp Extras first two pics below show what is properly described as a packing gland and also sometimes referred to as a stuffing box The picture on the left old ugly and not maintained and the one in the center shows well maintained for over 30 000 running hours the type of packing gland

Repack A Stuffing Box Vessel Vanguard

Nov 14 2020 nbsp 0183 32 Dripless stuffing boxes can allow just that There are two main types For example lip seals like the SureSeal from Tides Marine feature a seal that has a flexible lip riding on the shaft to keep the water from entering the boat Another is commonly called a face seal where a special carbon ring is pressed under tension against a stainless

Tiara Yacht Owners Forum Stuffing box vs PSS seals

Dec 03 2014 nbsp 0183 32 Now for the practical side of your question A 1992 Tiara 33 has a dollar value that could range between 30 000 00 and 60 000 00 depending on condition equipment and engine My guess is the PSS seals are going to cost about 3 500 00 to 5 000 00 installed

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Upgrading a Stuffing Box or quot Dripless quot Shaft Seal YouTube

Jul 19 2019 nbsp 0183 32 Are dripless shaft seals safe What is the best propeller shaft seal How do I replace a traditional stuffing box R E Thomas Marine Hardware s heavy duty

Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box SailNet Community

Aug 22 2012 nbsp 0183 32 It is probably cheaper for Catalina to go with the traditional stuffing box then a dripless shaft seal The traditional stuffing box gradually exhibits failure mode as more water gets in as packing wears away New packing is lt 20 If the Dripless Shaft Seal rubber bellows ever cracks rips or otherwise fails you may need a haul out and a new

Dripless Shaft Seals – May be Dripless But Not

Sep 27 2018 nbsp 0183 32 Dripless Shaft Seals – How They Work There are a number of manufacturers of dripless shaft seals and a variety of designs Most of the units use what s called a face type seal with flexible bellows attached to the stern tube or stuffing box collar that presses a fixed carbon graphite flange against a rotating stainless steel rotor which spins with the prop shaft

Dripless stuffing boxes Page 2 Downeast Boat Forum

Mar 26 2018 nbsp 0183 32 The original stuffing box that came with my boat had worn the shaft Like First Team said you just put an extra seal on the shaft and their 1 minute youtube video shows how to switch it out quickly but before I do an eight hour run I d like to get the dripless replace Click to expand I just reread this and saw you were looking

Tides Marine Shaft Seals What To Know About Tides

Apr 12 2017 nbsp 0183 32 For ages now traditional packing glands stuffing boxes have served this purpose the packing kept the ocean out for the most part and the small steady leak worked to keep the packing cool and prevent the shaft from scoring But as with all things in the marine industry a change was due Enter the dripless shaft system

Keeping Your Bilge Dry with Dripless Stuffing Boxes

Mar 17 2017 nbsp 0183 32 Dripless Stuffing Boxes Avoid the Pitfalls and Keep Your Bilge Dry Face seals rely on the spring tension created by a bellows type hose The system is simple and effective In its traditional form the conventional stuffing

Norscot Dripless Propeller Shaft Seal – Norscot Shaft Seal

Trusted for more than 30 years the Norscot Shaft Seal is a high performance bellow free dripless propeller shaft seal for power and sail boats Norscot is an independent low maintenance system Our simple machined design creates a strong and durable shaft seal for longevity in extreme environments

Lasdrop Dripless Shaft Seals The Boaters Blog

Dec 15 2011 nbsp 0183 32 Lasdrop dripless shaft seals are the answer for an easily installed replacement to the original stuffing box on nearly any boat Once installed there is virtually no maintenance required The Original Bellows and Generation II models will last as long as eight to ten years before servicing while the DrySeal model will last three to five years before the inner lip seal

Dripless Stuffing Box Leaking J 30 Class Association

Dropped the boat into gear and the dripless stuffing box began spewing water I quot burped quot it before starting the engine to ensure there was a wet seal established before turning the prop No issues in reverse but as soon as she goes in forward I get water and not a small amount of it

GFO Marine Shaft Packing e Marine Systems

GFO Packing 1 8 in 4 mm 2 footGFO fiber dripless packing is a braided propeller and rudder shaft packing that you can install and forget about After 15 years of successfully handling demanding industrial pump applications it s now proving itself in the marine field too

stuffing box replacement traditional or dripless

Sep 30 2010 nbsp 0183 32 104 Posts Discussion Starter 183 1 183 Sep 25 2010 Recently had to replace the prop shaft on my Passport 37 The Tides PSS dripless shaft seal that I wanted to use to replace the traditional stuffing box will not fit in the space between the gear box and where the shaft exits the hull but apparently the Volvo Rubber stuffing box will fit

Rana 22 Volvo Penta Rubber stuffing box pakkboks

Oct 22 2018 nbsp 0183 32 Volvo Penta Rubber stuffing box pack box Dripless shaft seal pakkboks

How To Install A Dripless Shaft Seal BoatUS

Undo the clamps that hold the old stuffing box and its hose to the shaft tube and slide the entire assembly up and off the shaft Sometimes it helps to support the shaft and propeller outside the boat Inspect the shaft for pitting and wear especially the

Dripless or not SailNet Community

Dec 31 2009 nbsp 0183 32 Is this a dripless propeller bearing stuffing box or one of the ole ones thats suposed to drip to lubricate the shaft It is attached to a new remanufactured Moyer Marine Atomic four and I don t know what to exactly call it or if to worry about it It

Repack A Stuffing Box BoatUS

Dripless stuffing boxes can allow just that There are two main types For example lip seals like the SureSeal from Tides Marine feature a seal that has a flexible lip riding on the shaft to keep the water from entering the boat Another is commonly called a face seal where a special carbon ring is pressed under tension against a stainless

Stuffing Packing Boxes for Sale at Go2marine

Your inboard powered boat needs a good performing stuffing box to form a water tight seal and keep water out Stuffing or packing boxes or gland let your propeller shaft spin while keeping water entry to a minimum find the right one for your boat in our online store

49 DS Dripless Stuffing Box Jeanneau Owners Forum

Feb 17 2016 nbsp 0183 32 Both times during routine haul outs for bottom paint All the comments about where and how to vent the PSS shaft seal make me appreciate the simplicity and reliability of the Volvo seal dakota1 Junior Member Posts 14 Jeanneau Model 49 DS 49 DS Dripless Stuffing Box Jan 25 2016 at 8 51pm

PYI Inc PSS Shaft Seal

The PSS Shaft Seal is a mechanical face seal The sealing surface is created between the flat surfaces of the rotating stainless steel rotor and the stationary carbon flange The stationary carbon flange is attached to the front side of the bellows with hose clamps and the back end of the bellows fits over the stern tube and is secured with

Boat Maintenance Traditional Stuffing Box YouTube

Apr 07 2019 nbsp 0183 32 In this video I show how to maintain a traditional Stuffing Box Shaft Seal In this video I show how to maintain a traditional Stuffing Box Shaft Seal

Leaky Dripless Shaft Seal YouTube

Nov 14 2017 nbsp 0183 32 Is a Dripless Shaft Seal supposed to leak this much NO it needs to be serviced Watch thru the 1 minute mark to see leak The small hose on right is pressu

Water lubricated stern gear Stern gear systems VETUS

Bronze flexible inner bearing 216 25 mm with dual lip seal View Details BL25 1000 Bronze stern tube with mounting flange and one bearing aft l 1000 mm 216 25 mm Water lubricated stern gear for G R P or wooden vessels View as Grid List Sort By Position Sort By Name Sort By Product code Set Descending Direction Show 16 32 64 96

Keeping Your Bilge Dry with Dripless Stuffing Boxes

Mar 17 2017 nbsp 0183 32 Dripless Stuffing Boxes Avoid the Pitfalls and Keep Your Bilge Dry Face seals rely on the spring tension created by a bellows type hose The system is simple and effective In its traditional form the conventional stuffing box discussed last month carries out a vital role allowing a spinning propeller shaft to pass from the inside to the

Propeller Shaft Seal Animation Dripless Stuffing Box

Mar 26 2020 nbsp 0183 32 Learn more at https www retmarine com shop self aligning shaft seals sa series A detailed 3D animation of a boat s propeller shaft and stuffing box featuri

Dripless stuffing boxes Page 3 Downeast Boat Forum

Apr 04 2018 nbsp 0183 32 One thing the OP may want to consider is our popular ISB SA dripless shaft seal It offers the convenience of a PSS quot dripless quot yet adds the bullet proof reliability of a traditional stuffing box The stuffing box is allowed to quot float quot on the shaft while the shaft weight is supported by a cutlass bearing just aft

Dripless Shaft Seal Upgrade on 2007 LSV Engine

Jul 15 2018 nbsp 0183 32 You can see the hose barb off to the side of it which will feed it water and keep it dripless The inside looks like the Glide strut bearings with a hump hose attaching to the hull shaft seal box just like the old one did Glide GMSS went on smoothly tightened the two hose clamps over the shaft hull box

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