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  1. #1
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    Default New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Thought it was time as they were of an unknown age and one was starting to leak....
    As I don't have a puller of sufficient cojones I got someone to do it....and boy, was it past its best.



    The new and the old.



    Also took the opportunity to replace the anodes and antifoul, the jetwash took off more than I expected.





    A job which I must admit I found too much for me now and don't think I'll do it myself again....



    Back in the hoist and away we went.



    Seals now all dry and lovely...



    Thanks to Kevin at Kent Marine Services for doing the work and SML Paints for a terrific service with the Antifoul.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    boat looked really smart on Sunday !

  3. #3
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Thanks Fred, where were you returning from, good turnout by RCC...

  4. #4
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    I was lucky that the boat didn’t sink!

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  5. #5
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Oh my, any reason you know of?

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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nauti Fox View Post
    Thanks Fred, where were you returning from, good turnout by RCC...
    End of the season goodbye to old Commodore and .....refreshments in the clubhouse.
    Another sailpast for new commode in Oct and ...refreshments in the clubhouse.

    That weekend weather looks too good to waste and tides right.
    Hoping to either go up to Allington or down to Queenborough ATL and pub dinner in the Admirals Arm.

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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    If you have the room, a bit late for OP but I would have advised don't fit DSS , use something like Tides Marine Seals.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    I have these. Advertised as dripless seals, only if you time them for 9.5 seconds

  9. #9
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    If you have the room, a bit late for OP but I would have advised don't fit DSS , use something like Tides Marine Seals.
    Why do you advise that?

  10. #10
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    Default Re: New Deep Sea Seals fitted.

    Deep Sea Seals rely on the natural spring for the rubber when compressed to return its original shape. Ie the spring in the rubber holds the water out.

    I had a pair of DSS in my boat when I bought it about 7 years old. I drew the shafts to replace cutless bearings and to inspect the stern seal. The DDS were glazed in appearance, hard and would not return to their original shape and when you pulled them they cracked.

    I replaced the Deep Sea Seals with Tides Marine seals which are a far superior design, much easier to fit , can have a spare replacement seal fitted on the shaft for use without releasing the coupling. Where I work we fit Tides Marine Seals as the default seal where possible, and they are very good.

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