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Old    Jessica Andrus (Falcon_Jess)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-04-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
I have a '95 centurion falcon direct drive and the packing needs to be replaced. does anyone know if the prop needs to be pulled to do this.. i havent started this project yet and would like to know what im getting myself into! Thanks!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-04-2010, 10:17 AM Reply   
no it shouldn't most packing glands are 2 nuts with the packing in the middle. although some are difficult to get to. i haven't worked on a centurion.
Old    Jessica Andrus (Falcon_Jess)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-04-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
thankfully this one is super easy to get to. very happy to hear that i dont need to pull the prop! thank you
Old    Jason Barber (A7X_LSV_23)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-04-2010, 10:23 AM Reply   
Here's one of the best write ups I've found on how to replace the packing:

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-04-2010, 1:00 PM Reply   
This guy did a pretty good write up too.





http://www.supraboats.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=6381

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