Dripless Shaft Camano 31

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Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Thu May 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Can anyone help. I have a (new to me) Camano 31 - 2000 with a Volvo TAMD41. The dripless shaft seal is dripping.
1. Can anyone identify this seal system?
2. What is the size of the tube?
3. Vary hard to access - Any pointers?
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby rwidman » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 pm

Pointers? Thake it to a boat yard and have them replace it. They will be able to measure it and install a replacement.

They will be the ones to deal with the difficult access, hauling the boat, etc.
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:15 pm

rwidman wrote:
> Pointers? Thake it to a boat yard and have them replace it. They will be
> able to measure it and install a replacement.
>
> They will be the ones to deal with the difficult access, hauling the boat,
> etc.

Thanks, we have 1 boat yard here with a haul out & no mechanics. I'll be doing it myself.
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby dboyes » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:54 am

I understand it to be 1.5 inches.

I am going to replace mine when I go on the hard this summer. Apparently you are supposed to replace it every 6 to 8 years.

I am going to ask my son-in-law if he will help out.

He is 5 inches shorter than me:)

So perhaps you can find a helper ho is short, young and flexible?
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:47 am

dboyes wrote:
> I understand it to be 1.5 inches.
>
> I am going to replace mine when I go on the hard this summer. Apparently
> you are supposed to replace it every 6 to 8 years.
>
> I am going to ask my son-in-law if he will help out.
>
> He is 5 inches shorter than me:)
>
> So perhaps you can find a helper ho is short, young and flexible?

Thanks dboyes - Do you have a generator mounted above yours? If the generator was not there, it would be pretty easy to do (seems some are not equipped or are in the Lazarette).
I am also interested in the type that is used, I can't seem to locate this particular one. I honestly think it might be original & 20 years old, YIKES!
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby dboyes » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:56 am

No I don’t have a generator, but still have a hard time in there when facing aft.

Mine is a www.pyiinc.com pss shaft seal. I will be buying just the maintenance kit.
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:45 pm

dboyes wrote:
> No I don’t have a generator, but still have a hard time in there when
> facing aft.
>
> Mine is a http://www.pyiinc.com pss shaft seal. I will be buying just the
> maintenance kit.

Yeah, my problem is I have a generator right over the seal, makes it a PIA to get to the seal! I was actually considering taking the generator out for the service?
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:18 pm

[attachment=0]IMG-0931.jpg[/attachment]Well I think I figured out a solution - I cut an access in the Lazarette & now can easily access the Dripless!
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby chrisaensing » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:19 pm

Started slowly
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Re: Dripless Shaft Camano 31

Postby dboyes » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:53 pm

I ended up getting help from the local yard mechanic to remove and reinstall driveshaft/transmission coupling.

Seeing as he was down there he installed the new parts of the dripless shaft seal.

Before two clamps had been secured on the driveshaft to ensure the dripless shaft seal kit did not drift.

The mechanic suggested to use a prop shaft zinc instead, so that's what I did. Made a lot of sense.
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