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Re: Dripless shaft seal
Recent incident ..... An outboard was locked down and hit a bar. Broke the transome all around. Leaking badly they got to the lift but we're sinking quickly. My friend used toilet bowl wax to temporarially seal the transome leaks enough to keep it afloat until the lift operator got there.
I personally accidentally drilled a small hole in my hull. Not easy to do up in a steel hull!!!!! Real brain surgeon here. But a dab of the wax sealed the hole and she sat dry for a few hours before being lifted.
I have a couple of rings and a Chinese take out plastic tub of the stuff. Just melted it and poured it in. Maybe keep a ring next to each thru hull?
But.....we removed the drip less seal and went back to a traditional packing with some of that hi tech material. Runs cool and drips very, very little to not at all. Our seal is pretty accessible. For us going back to traditional was a great decision.
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter
Last edited by hpeer; 10-28-2015 at 07:58 AM.