View Full Version : Water coming in thru weep hole?

08-01-2010, 10:05 AM
So yesterday at CFW I noticed that while just sitting anchored, my bilge would keep coming on.
When I went and looked I noticed water coming in just under the shaft. I think I've seen you comment about that?
Is this ugly? What do I need to do?
Thanks in advance Steve!!!

08-01-2010, 10:34 AM
tighten the 2 bolts for the shaft seal-dont tighten them real tight-just a couple of turns or so

08-01-2010, 10:39 AM
i mean the nuts instead of the bolts

it was good to meet you= sorry i didnt get back to chat with you again-doug

08-01-2010, 03:00 PM
with a Panther, it is quite possible you picked up a bit of ski rope. It can wrap around the shaft ahead of the impeller and take the seal out. I'll send you a pdf of how to check it. no need to pull the pump. just the rear exit housing. ;)

08-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Awesome dude....

08-03-2010, 06:43 PM
Ok.... So I pulled the housing off, put my 1 3/8" deep socket on that nut to remove it and it was loose already.....

Could that have been why I was getting water?

08-03-2010, 09:40 PM
So after talking to Tom we figured it was leaking from being loose. Started to put it back together and called Tom again, you know he's rethinking giving me his cell number now!!!! :) "hey how does that ceramiic thing go into the rubber thing?" Tom - "It's in two pieces?" me - "yep two pieces" - Tom - "You need a new seal"....
I'll be checking the mail....

08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Yep! Just in case you didnt know. The ceramic seal is very similar to whats used in an A/C compressor. The half of it that goes in first seals the housing (rubber on outside of ceramic) the second half needs a couple drops of motor oil on its face, then gently push in until it meets the other ceramic face. This half is what seals the shaft. The rubber around the shaft fits snug, then the spring and seat. then the impeller. I always use "loctite Stud & Bearing Mount" on the impeller nut threads.

08-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Thanks for the tip. I have Blue Loc-tite, will that do?

08-05-2010, 12:21 AM
Use at least red loctite. blue loctite is only for threads up to about 7/16" its to thin for larger nuts and threads.

08-05-2010, 07:20 AM
I have red..... I can pick up Stud and Bearing Loctite as well...

Right now the keyway is facing down, with the pump all apart can i turn the motor over without hurting anything?

08-05-2010, 11:52 PM
Just turn it over with a 1/2" drive ratchet and socket on the balancer bolt. that way its slow and simple.

08-06-2010, 07:28 AM
OK cool.... thanks dude

08-06-2010, 09:44 AM
Mechanical seal is making its way to you via USPS Should have it today or tommorow Tom

re the Impy nut , we occasionally "Stake" them as well

08-06-2010, 09:49 AM
You are awesome Tom thanks!!!

Not familiar with the term "Stake", help me out here please.....

08-06-2010, 11:08 AM


Stake is a small divot made with a punch and hammer behind the nut ;)

08-06-2010, 11:14 AM
Funny guy.... I know S T E A K baby!!!!

08-06-2010, 03:57 PM
ROFLMAO @ Tom. Good one! ;D

08-09-2010, 05:33 PM
Ok ok.... glad you guys had a good laugh!!! I had a great steak and a $100 bottle of vino!!! Take that!!!! Good thing it was a gift from a customer.... I love wine but, $100???? I need VJB parts!!! LOL

So I dunked the boat in the water today, no more leak!!!! Thanks Tom & Steve for your help with solving this problem for me!!! You guys are awesome!!!!

08-11-2010, 04:52 AM
Always happy to help with info if I can.

08-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Por Nada~ Steaks and Wine hmmmmmmmmmmm Give me a Mexi combo and Cervesa anytime !!

08-11-2010, 06:26 PM
OK You 2 enough with the Food! Im dying for a porterhouse or killer mexican food! :'(

08-11-2010, 06:38 PM
sorry man ... wasn't trying to egg him on..... :)

08-15-2010, 11:13 AM
Ok.... It's all back together.... Gonna head to Folsom in the early afternoon Monday, if anyone else is thinking of heading out there let me know and I'll keep an eye peeled for you....

08-16-2010, 10:38 PM
Did you manage to get the boat wet today? Hope all went well.

08-17-2010, 06:10 AM
Yep, went out to Folsom. Met this guy John in a 73 Kona, original owner!!!
Boat ran well.
Didn't put my nice little dock bumpers under the seat and one blew out somewhere, if you happen to visit the site John and found my bumper let me know :)

08-17-2010, 05:38 PM
LOL! hindsight is always 20/20 glad to hear all is well with the boat.

08-17-2010, 05:40 PM
Ya ya ya.... LOL Thanks for the support.... LMAO