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Dive Shaft Packing


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I'm a little nervous with the factory packing setup so far. I just bought the boat (01 wakesetter) and am interested in a drip-less packing system. Is it maintenance free and where can it be found? I just had a new propshaft and such put in and they told me there is a "break in" period for new crush sleeves. Maybe it'll be fine after I put some time on it, but I don't want to worry about monitoring the shaft for drips and heat. This is my first Malibu so I have a bit of a learning curve to go through.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Signed -

Lazy

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I'm a little nervous with the factory packing setup so far. I just bought the boat (01 wakesetter) and am interested in a drip-less packing system. Is it maintenance free and where can it be found? I just had a new propshaft and such put in and they told me there is a "break in" period for new crush sleeves. Maybe it'll be fine after I put some time on it, but I don't want to worry about monitoring the shaft for drips and heat. This is my first Malibu so I have a bit of a learning curve to go through.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Signed -

Lazy

Don't be nervous, you're not going to sink! Packing takes a little time to "pack in" so just keep watching and tighten by hand to get the right drip rate. It needs a little bit of drip as a lubricant so don't overtighten. Eventually it will settle and you won't need to watch it as ofter.

I feel like the dripless systems are kinda overkill. You should order some of the Gore packing material http://www.gore.com/en_xx/products/sealant...king_fiber.html I have not changed packing since 2000 and it stays real dry.

Deke

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Thanks for the tip. I'll chill out and see how things go for the mean time. -Charlie

uote name='mlange' date='May 28 2007, 07:30 AM' post='175762']

I second going with Gore packing. It's virtually dripless, easy to do and cheap.

Mike

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We supply Malibu with the XPC Dripless Shaft Seal system they offer as an option. The XPC seal is standard on many other builders boats as well. The system is easy to instal and is completley dripless. Give me a call if you have any questions.

Eric

OJPROPS.COM

800-359-9730

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