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Dripless stuffing box?

 
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mbergelson



Joined: 26 May 2003
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2003 8:43 pm    Post subject: Dripless stuffing box? Reply with quote

Has anyone installed a dripless shaft seal (e.g., the PYI P.S.S.)? I'm generally happy with my old stuffing box / flax combo, but am willing to think about alternatives.

Also, I see that West Marine has some synthetic clay-like material that replaces the flax in the stuffing box and (evidently) drips less.
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amos



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Location: Edgewater, MD

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 6:01 pm    Post subject: Dripless stuffing box Reply with quote

I installed a PSS shaft seal 1.5 yrs ago. Helps to keep the bilge dry and the engine compartment clean. I had installed one on a previous boat because of bad(impossible) access for stuffing replacement and used it for about 5 yrs with no problems. I liked it so much I installed one on the P31 even though the access is good.
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amos



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 9:27 pm    Post subject: dripless stuffing Reply with quote

Just happened to see this thread about dripless stuffing on a Cape Dory site
http://www.toolworks.com/capedory/bboard/messages/54540.html
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