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Old 05-30-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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Mainship 400 dripless service

Does anybody know if the dripless can be serviced without removing the prop and/or rudder on a 2003 Mainship 400?
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:40 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Unless all Mainships of that era came with the same brand of drip less seal you may have to find out the make. I think some can and some can't depending on what has to be serviced.
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Welcome aboard. Photos help so that others can see which dripless log you have.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:26 AM   #4
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Good advise thanks.

Here is are two links to a short YouTube Video of the dripless:

https://youtu.be/IOA2xkyo4Xk



Let me know if this doesn't work
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On ours we just had them replace after 19 years of service, zero issues, the yard was able to slide the shaft back enough to replace bellows etc.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:54 AM   #6
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Thanks, Are you single screw and what year is your Mainship 400?
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Does anybody know if the dripless can be serviced without removing the prop and/or rudder on a 2003 Mainship 400?
Tides? PSS? Other?

If Tides, and there's a spare seal mounted on the shaft carrier... it's said to be easy. See the Tides website for details, video, etc.

Dunno about others...

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Old 06-03-2019, 03:39 PM   #8
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Sadly I'm 4 hours from the boat but going down this friday so I'll get more specifics and post up what I find...
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