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|03-24-2008 11:53 AM|
Just spoke with PYI
They say the crystals or shards that I saw in fact was salt (thanks erps). They also say it's no big deal at all, a relatively common occurrence and that I should just take some 600 wet/dry sandpaper folded over and rub it between the carbon and stainless stators a few times.
Also, as to plugging or plumbing the vent hose, they confirmed that plugging it is totally fine provided that you burp upon launching.
So all in all, for a change, this "problem" is not a problem at all and will cost nothing to "fix."
|03-24-2008 08:14 AM|
Originally Posted by halekai36 View Post
I guess I capped it because I'd prefer to have less openings in the boat then more. But I hear your point, and maybe I'll change it. I'm actually going to the yard today, so I'll spend a little time on that (and my SSB installation!).
|03-24-2008 12:26 AM|
|erps||Thanks for the tip on the set screws. I noticed the tips and the little circles they cut into the shaft. It's easier for me to remember something if I know the "why" behind a particular requirement.|
|03-23-2008 04:27 PM|
Originally Posted by erps View Post
There are different types of set screws but PSS uses the cup style:
With $4.00 worth of vent hose, $3.00 worth of hose clamps is all you'd need to vent that seal! Run the hose well above the heeled waterline, it should take less than a half hours time, even if if your really slow, and you'll never need to burp again!! I can't for the life of me understand why people "cap these off"??
P.S. The manufacturer added the vent for a reason why not plumb it in? If your getting carbon it may be because, on occasion, it becomes air bound, runs dry, and gets too hot. ALL PSS seals now ship with the hose barb because they had too many complaints of them running dry EVEN and slow speeds...
|03-23-2008 12:23 PM|
I used to have to burp the one on my Catalina after diving on it to scrub the bottom too.
|03-23-2008 09:37 AM|
|sailingdog||I think you only need to burp it when it first goes in the water, since you need to get rid of all the air trapped in the seal, so that the water can lubricate the shaft.|
|03-23-2008 07:58 AM|
Originally Posted by VikingSailor View Post
|03-23-2008 01:34 AM|
Ray- they told me that you only need to replace the set screws if the end that contacts the shaft is worn smooth so they won't get a good bite. The carbon block that I got from them was only machined on one side, it didn't look like you could reverse it and use the other side.
|03-22-2008 10:15 PM|
You do know about "Burping" the PSS when the barb is capped off?
|03-22-2008 09:58 PM|
What's the issue then? I figured they were concerned about the set screws backing out, the collar slipping and the boat sinking.
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