Originally Posted by Dom61
Oops sorry about that I mean the Stern tube we have to change the Stern tube large project. Just wondering if anybody else has done it?
We removed both shafts (twin diesels) and easily pryed our stern tubes off.
It had old stuffing boxes and during repacking realized after a better inspection that the stern tube needed rebeding. Just like every thru hull.
The mistake we made in rebeding port side with 5200 ( maybe a mistake on this side) is it wasnt completely straight with the shaft.
We converted to pss dripless shaft seals and the port side will now spray water do to be uncentered with shaft.
I suppose after time the carbon ring will work its self to proper seating but I don't want all that spray in the engine compartment.
Next project will be trying to remove the 5200 and rebed.