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Re: Dripless Stuffing Boxes

Name: greg vandenberg
Category: General/Other
Date: 13 Mar 2004
Time: 10:02:31
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We installed the PYI shaft seal on Falcon last spring. It does exactly what it is advertised to do... it has kept a lot of water out of the bilge. Falcon has a broken bilge floor and water was seeping into that area under the bilge floor. It was a solution to the problem that is working quite well. Next winter we will pull the motor and give the floor a fix. One thing I would advise is to do a proper install... On my Installation, I must have not tightened the rear hose clamps to the proper extent or should have retightened them after a few weeks (this area is a very difficult to access and is prone to being neglected) as by the time of haul out (6mo later) the rear clamps were askew... not as I had remembered installing them. I think we may have come very close to a failure. Spooky thought when your boat is left unattended for days.

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