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14454Re: [Amel] main prop seal removal

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  • kimberlite1212
    Sep 29, 2013
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      Dave,
      I just tape up the tip of a very large flat screwdriver and pry the seals out.
      it takes about 5 minutes.
      I have done this every year for the last 10 years .
      eric
      sm 376


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Bill & Judy Rouse
      Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:59 am
      Subject: Re: [Amel] main prop seal removal
      To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

      > Dave,
      >
      > I do not know if it is the best, but I know it is not the worst.
      >
      >
      > 1. Drill a small "pilot hole" in the seal.
      > 2. Screw a 2 or 3" machine screw into the hole
      > 3. Use a claw hammer to remove the seal
      >
      > Repeat for each seal
      >
      > Press the new seals in place with the old wear bushing and a
      > piece of pipe
      > large enough to go over the prop shaft and long enough to use a
      > mallet to
      > drive the seals home.
      >
      > Also, in the files section you will find this file: Shaft
      > Bushing and Seals
      > Replacement.pdf
      > It is in the folder titled, "C Drive & Propeller Shaft, Seals & Wear
      > Bushing also..."
      >
      > Hope this helps.
      >
      > Bill
      > BeBe, SM2k, #387
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM, wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > What is the best method to remove the old main prop seals on
      > 1998 SM?
      > >
      > >
      >
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