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    actis's Avatar
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    maryland and florida

    cardon seal

    Can anyone explain the purpose of the carbon ring? I thought it was a water seal to keep water from entering the boat through the drive shaft. I was looking at my bellows and I could move it from side to side. I dont see how the drive shaft becomes water tight via the carbon seal.

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    Sep 2006
    DFW- TX
    You are correct, it seals water out. Side to side movement is normal but they do wear out and start to leak. How many hrs are on yours?

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