Originally Posted by Hardship
Does anyone recognise this shaft seal type?. It is on my Trader 535 (taiwan built) from 2003, 2.5" shafts. Appears to be of the dripless variety, however no water supply tubing is attached. I have no trouble with them, but would like to have some documentation on them. TIA
Looks exactly the same as mine, NOT the "dripless" kind, though properly adjusted, at rest, it drips so little that you might think it is.
My packing is teflon (? white and slippery) impregnated, which is all I have seen in the marine stores in the last 30+ years, so likely what you already have in yours. Water supply is to lube the cutless bearing, not the seal, so that is why none attaches at the seal. It will attach between the seal and the shaft tube.