Thread: Carbon Seal wear
05-24-2013, 04:45 PM #1
Carbon Seal wear
Doing an SC rebuild and I took a look at the carbon seal on my P-X. The hat is definitely sitting off center from the seal. I haven't seen water intrusion but I definitely cleaned a lot of carbon dust out from the inside of the hull. There's also that noticeable salt ring on top of the carbon seal. Is it normal for the hat to sit off center of the seal? Or is this wearing poorly and going to sink me before too long? There are currently 43 hours on the seal.
05-24-2013, 05:19 PM #2
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05-24-2013, 05:20 PM #3
05-24-2013, 05:23 PM #4
No mods. However, this is my rebuilt ski. The motor and pump were aligned perfectly when I put the ski together. Perhaps the motor has shifted a bit. Right now I'm wondering if it's safe to ride this weekend.
05-24-2013, 05:29 PM #5
05-24-2013, 05:30 PM #6
05-24-2013, 05:36 PM #7
05-24-2013, 07:15 PM #8
WFO did the work. He used a regular SD motor alignment tool, that he modded to work on the new ski.
Its probably your thru hull fitting that is out of alignment. My carbon seal was wearing off center like yours.
05-24-2013, 07:29 PM #9
My new carbon seal setup sits like that and doesn't leak water, just had motor installed and aligned by Slow91.. It was like that before I took the ski to him and had 100+ hours on the seal setup he removed and never had a problem with that one either.. Your bellow may be worn out, under hard acceleration the pressure pulls the seal away and could leak some water
05-24-2013, 10:51 PM #10
Bilge pump is a good idea on any ski.
If the carbon seal is worring you then change it.
It really sucks to be ripping along and worring about it failing.
No worries b happy now....
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