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    thank you for a very helpful article, I read a few others I found on the web and this one filled in the missing pieces, job was a breeze. I will try to take pictures of the next project I do if you want.

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    Thanks boatdog and certainly take lots of shots from all angles and maybe we can turn them into an article, all contributions are welcome!

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    Good info.Very helpful
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    nice!
    thanks a lot!
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    Likewise I have read many articles on the subject
    None like yours
    Thankyou verymuch m8 very clear calm and thorough descriptions
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    Does anyone have any information on PSS shaft seals in comparison to a stuffing box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Catalina27 View Post
    Does anyone have any information on PSS shaft seals in comparison to a stuffing box?
    We changed our old stuffing boxes to PPS Shaft Seals two years ago.

    The starboard side has no issues. Installed easily and hasn't had a drop of water since. The port side had some issues. The first attempt leaked. It is better now but at planing speeds it does throw a fine mist. Not enough to add water in the bilge but the mist mixed with the carbon from the seal face throws a black ring on the hull around the seal. Over all I'm happy I made the change.

    Here is the post from 2011 when I installed ours.
    Haul Out for Service and Bottom Paint
    Scroll down to post #4 for the PPS install part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    We changed our old stuffing boxes to PPS Shaft Seals two years ago.

    The starboard side has no issues. Installed easily and hasn't had a drop of water since. The port side had some issues. The first attempt leaked. It is better now but at planing speeds it does throw a fine mist. Not enough to add water in the bilge but the mist mixed with the carbon from the seal face throws a black ring on the hull around the seal. Over all I'm happy I made the change.

    Here is the post from 2011 when I installed ours.
    Haul Out for Service and Bottom Paint
    Scroll down to post #4 for the PPS install part.
    Thanks Roger!

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    Good article and GREAT pictures of the process! Anyone have thoughts on using a shaft lube like Syntef prior to installing the new packing material?

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