The Gen II shaft seal from Lasdrop uses a ball-bearing drive system that allows the seal ring to float within the housing and keep in constant contact with the carbon graphite seal surface, making it impenetrable to water. Also, by using a spring-loaded housing instead of a bellows, the Gen II never has to have its bellows replaced (see how that works?). All units have dual water injection ports, and are available for shaft sizes ranging from 1 1/8 to 5 inches.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶