SailNet Community - View Single Post - Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box
View Single Post
  #59  
Old 12-29-2012
dorymate1 dorymate1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dorymate1 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box

For all of you stuck on the traditional packing box. A couple of notes. When packing is continually tightened over time the shaft will be grooved at this point. I have witnessed broken shafts that feel out of boats because of this. It does cause a little more than a drip I promise. Also have seen many log hoses replaced with exhaust/ water hose and rusty clamps that just fall off. No matter witch systems you use always check your shaft log before leaving your vessel will go a long way to piece of mind. When ever you leave a boat always check bilges and listen for running water Then and only then can you continue to lose sleep over her for every reason.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
May you weather all storms
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook