Who has made the switch from the old style packing to the dripless?
I am going to have to repack my older style over the winter and curious if I should just switch to dripless and whether or not its worth the cost.
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Thread: Switch to dripless
12-06-2011, 02:18 PM #1
Switch to dripless2006 Supra 24SSV
12-06-2011, 04:33 PM #2
I have heard to go with some teflon coated seals that don't need changing near as often as the standard wax cord. look at that route. you can do a lot of changeouts for the cost of the dripless.'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
12-06-2011, 06:49 PM #3
Your right on that one, but then I have absolutely no water in my bilge either nor the hassle of changing out the packing. Gotta way the pro and cons.2007 Mobius LSV
12-06-2011, 07:00 PM #4
water in the bilge is no biggie for me. that's what you have a bilge for seems that water gets in there from ballast, wet peeps on the rear hatch.. etc....
dealer here quoted me $75 for packing cord irregardless of whether they supply the basic wax cord or I provide the teflon stuff which is fairly cheap.. I would think you could do that change 4 times for the cost of a dripless setup. if you only do the teflon cord every 3 years, you are now beyond where most would keep the boat..
either way, a personal preference..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
12-06-2011, 08:27 PM #5
The PSS dripless runs under $200 and the OJ around $160, not as bad as you'd think it is.2007 Mobius LSV
12-06-2011, 10:03 PM #6
How often to the dripless seals need to be replaced if at all?David
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.
12-06-2011, 10:43 PM #7
I'm pretty sure the dealer qouted me even less than 160 (not including labor).
That was my reasoning for considering the switch.
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12-07-2011, 12:26 PM #8
12-07-2011, 12:47 PM #9
If you're looking for some dripless underwear, KG's mom has an extra pair or two!
PWI as usual...
12-08-2011, 12:53 AM #10
Dealer here said the system was $150 and then 1.5 to 2 hours of labor.
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