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    Anyone know what size the packing rope is in a 2005 pro star 197?
    M Smoothie
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  • #2
    Depends on your transmission or, more specifically, shaft size. I'm going on memory, but I think the two sizes are 1/4" and 3/16". If you have a 1" shaft, you want to use the 1/4" packing. If your shaft is 1.125", you want the 3/16" packing.
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    • #3
      East Tx Skier is correct.

      Your boat should have a 1-1/8" shaft, so you should use the 3/16" packing.
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      • #4
        Thanks. I am going with a packing impregnated with teflon, supposed to drop less according to several of people.
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        • #5
          With traditional flax, IIRC you've got to have 6-10 drips per minute to keep the packing cool and lubricated. With the Goretex or Teflon packings, IIRC you can go down to 2-3 drips per minute.

          This is a good writeup on the procedure and adjustment criteria.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by FrankSchwab View Post
            With traditional flax, IIRC you've got to have 6-10 drips per minute to keep the packing cool and lubricated. With the Goretex or Teflon packings, IIRC you can go down to 2-3 drips per minute.

            This is a good writeup on the procedure and adjustment criteria.
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