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Shaft seal for centaur

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:07 pm
by Niallo
I've taken off the old stern gland/ stuffing box from my centaur as the rubber tube connecting it to the stern tube had corroded and was allowing water to leak in. I am thinking of fitting one of those volvo shaft seals just wondering if anyone knows a good Web site or place to get one.

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Re: Shaft seal for centaur

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:01 pm
by Jolly Roger
Contact Silette Marine.
http://www.sillette.co.uk/shafts_seals_ ... _list.html
The Volvo seal needs burping to remove air on a regular basis, it is best to fit a vented or water lubricated seal. I fitted a Tides Marine water lubricated seal to my Fulmar and have been very pleased with it.

Re: Shaft seal for centaur

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:47 pm
by mikebuggy
Agree the foregoing. Both the Volvo and Sillette models are very similar, but the latter has a breather nipple to allow you to fit an air tube to just above WL level, allowing the seal to auto-burp. I've used both types for many years and both are pretty good. You will need to know shaft diameter and stern tube diameter (where the boot will fit over the internal hollow stern tube). Neither are particularly expensive.

Re: Shaft seal for centaur

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:14 pm
by 30wn78
May I recommend a radice seal. I got mine from lake engineering from eBay and it arrived quickly with good instructions. Just check and re check your shaft size.
Also these types of lip seals need a good surface to seal so a scratched shaft might cause problems.

Re: Shaft seal for centaur

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:20 pm
by Niallo
Cheers fellas was on to sillette the last day. Ordered a rmta shaft seal so hopefully it all works out.

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