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The Official Tru-Trac [I, II, III] & Falcon Thread

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slvrbulit    6

Hi Timr71,  do you have any info on the 1998 elite DD open bow?  Like the boat buyer guide you post for the earlier models?

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slvrbulit    6

Thank you Tim.  That was very cool and a great read.

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vanislemac    0

New to the group...on the FB page but thought I might find a few veteran owners around here whose brains I can pick 😁

Picked up this '91 Falcon at the beginning of July.  Have enjoyed it immensely this summer.  Time to think about maintenance!  Discovered water in ATF and dipstick cap was just sitting loose.  Combined with a stuffing box allowing MANY drips per second even in neutral (spraying water around engine compartment when running!) I figure that's where the water got in and hoping it isn't the tranny cooler, although it seems like a simple job to replace it if it's pooched.

Can anyone confirm if the rudder uses the same or similar packing as the stuffing box?  I've heard it does so if that's true I thought I'd do both at the same time.  Cheers!

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Timr71    24
On 9/14/2020 at 1:41 PM, vanislemac said:

New to the group...on the FB page but thought I might find a few veteran owners around here whose brains I can pick 😁

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Can anyone confirm if the rudder uses the same or similar packing as the stuffing box?  I've heard it does so if that's true I thought I'd do both at the same time.  Cheers!

Great looking boat! And welcome to the group here.  

I don't have a definite answer to your question. Your prop shaft is probably a 1 inch diameter and that'll take 1/4 stuffing. I've had the rudder out of my boat within the last couple of years, but I don't recall it's diameter. Seems like it's a little be more than 1 inch. You'll just have to tear into it and see what you find.  Check out skidim.com for graphite based cord stuffing that can be run at virtually drip-less pressure. 

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vanislemac    0
On 9/15/2020 at 1:15 PM, Timr71 said:

Great looking boat! And welcome to the group here.  

I don't have a definite answer to your question. Your prop shaft is probably a 1 inch diameter and that'll take 1/4 stuffing. I've had the rudder out of my boat within the last couple of years, but I don't recall it's diameter. Seems like it's a little be more than 1 inch. You'll just have to tear into it and see what you find.  Check out skidim.com for graphite based cord stuffing that can be run at virtually drip-less pressure. 

Thanks Tim, I appreciate your input!  Day off tomorrow and rain in the forecast so I'll get out there and do another tranny fluid change.  Saturday I'll be taking a couple of wrenches with me to the boat launch and see if I just needed to tighten the nut or if it's time for new packing.

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