Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>

There must be a lip seal where the driven horizontal shaft enters the oil-filled c-drive.  There is oil on the inside, and a rotating shaft.  A seal is needed. In this service a lip seal should normally last as long or longer than the lip seals on the crankshaft on the engine, or the ones on the transmission shaft

Pretty much every rotating shaft with oil on one side has a lip seal.  The only alternative is a carbon faced mechanical seal.  Anything else gets pretty exotic...

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
On the Hard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

On Dec 5, 2016, at 22:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I don't remember a lip seal on the 
Upper end of the C Drive either. 

There is the rubber? hose collar that goes between the vertical drive shaft and the hull with hose clamps.
And there are 3 O-rings on the shaft where it meets the lower "foot" that is attached behind the keel.

Is the Santorum different?

SM 243

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