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Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

I installed a PSS before the beginning of last season. If you are interested, you can read about it here: Contemplating a drive line overhaul

So far, I am happy with the installation. I have not had a drop of water infiltrate the hull since.

The "gotchas" are:
  • the set screws are meant to be used once. Many yard monkeys don't get this.
  • the "O" rings can be damaged by grease/oil. You can only lubricate them with dish soap, and you should ensure that there are no burrs on the shaft that could damage them during the install.
  • PSS should include a redundant collar (they don't), because of the potential for failure if the installer damages the set screws. If you go with a PSS, you should find and install a collar, as a backup.

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