Originally Posted by windmist
FYI, I found last fall that I had a leak on my PSS shaft seal fitting. The nylon fitting that threads into the shaft seal had a small crack. Easily replaced so I did it and bought a spare and a plug and ty rapped it near the PSS. I then thought it would be a good idea to check the fitting on the engine that supplies the water to the PSS. Well guess what? The brass fitting was ready to crumple into small pieces. When I tried to remove it, the hose barb broke off and I ended up using an easy out to get it out. Now I have owned this boat for 5 years so that should give you an idea how long a brass fitting will last in salt water.
As I recall, this fitting is the same size that you need and I did find a SS fitting with much difficulty. I found it at a local firm called Tacoma Screw and they had to special order it for me. Also I have a note that Grainger had it with part # BANJO HB025-038SS.
Also, in case anyone wonders why a plastic fitting is used in the PSS shaft seal. I guess the seal is made with some kind of gaphite and they absolutely forbid having any kind of metal fitting threaded into this seal.
Hope this helps,
What a complete report Ron. Just what I was worried about. None of the fittings that come with any of the dripless seals look like bronze to me.