My New Toy

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by witchhouse, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. BruZerII

    BruZerII New Member

    96
    Oct 17, 2006
    Elyria, Ohio
    1986 300 WE
    Twin 260 Mercruisers
    Congrats!!!! Yes you did steal it if it is in as good shape as you say! I own a 1986 300Weekender and I can guarantee I wouldn't let mine go for that price. I'd think about it for twice that much! This is an EXCELLENT model. We LOVE ours. Definitely put in the drippless shaft seals. They are not hard to do. If you have any mechanical knowledge, it is very simple. You just need to get the right tools....-ie- prop puller..etc. The hardest part is getting the prop and the coupling off. After that it's a breeze! My friend and I changed mine in an hour or two and we had a &*%$% of a time geting the prop and coupler off one of the shafts. But it's a fun job.

    Enjoy her!!
     
  2. witchhouse

    witchhouse New Member

    44
    Dec 8, 2008
    Salem Ma
    1988 300 Weekender
    twin screw 350 IB
    Thank You,

    I will speak to my mechanic about helping me with this.

    Witch
     
  3. witchhouse

    witchhouse New Member

    44
    Dec 8, 2008
    Salem Ma
    1988 300 Weekender
    twin screw 350 IB
  4. tobnpr

    tobnpr New Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    New Port Richey, Florida
    1988 300 DA
    tw 350's w/ Alphas
    I've had a PSS seal on my Chris-Craft for three years with no issues.
    However, there have been documented failures of the rubber bellows. The Lasdrop Gen II seal is worth looking into (my yard uses them); looks like it works on the same principle but uses a spring instead of a bellows to maintain pressure on the seal.

    http://www.lasdrop.com/products.php

    So yes- the PSS is an option, talk to your mechanic. In addition to Lasdrop you can also look at Tides Strong Seals (OEM on my SR).

    http://www.lasdrop.com/products.php

    Good luck with her.
     

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