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  1. #1
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    Default Switch to dripless

    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.
    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The PSS dripless runs under $200 and the OJ around $160, not as bad as you'd think it is.
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    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.

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    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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    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    How often to the dripless seals need to be replaced if at all?
    They should last 350-500+ hours depending on alignment and cool water housing cooling. If you can align your shaft you can do the conversion. It sure is nice to have a dry and clean bilge imo.
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    I have been using dripless for 2 years now and like it. No worries about repacking or anything. I get water in the bilge from everything else. It is just nice to not have to worry about repacking it anymore.
    Gordon White
    2003 Moomba Outback

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    hmm..

    dealer here was tossing around $400 numbers right after I bought the boat. that's a much more manageable price and def. is worth a look..

    i'm with inliner tho as it seems there's always water getting in there from something. noobs driving the boat during surfing seems to be the most common
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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