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Dripless Stuffing Box Leaking #17839
05/03/18 05:41 PM
05/03/18 05:41 PM
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The saga with Blitz continues:

I had the boat out of the water over the winter. New bottom, rebalance prop, etc. Had her put in yesterday thinking I would be good to go for NOODs this weekend here in Annapolis. No joy...

Dropped the boat into gear and the dripless stuffing box began spewing water. I "burped" it before starting the engine to ensure there was a wet seal established before turning the prop. No issues in reverse but as soon as she goes in forward I get water...and not a small amount of it.

It seems like the carbon ring slips lower on the stainless rotor thereby allowing the leak. I can re-center the ring while the shaft is turning and the leaking stops.

I've read that I can move the steel rotor aft to get more compression on the bellows but I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this issue.

My alternative option is to replace the entire system.

Thanks....


Last edited by JPM; 05/03/18 05:54 PM.
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Re: Dripless Stuffing Box Leaking [Re: JPM] #17841
05/04/18 04:54 PM
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Move the ring. Also check to make sure you don't have a bad engine mount where the rubber has separated causing more engine movement. Also check that the shaft is locked in tight to the coupling and not sliding.


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