Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Western Long Island Sound
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is there a correlation between tightness of stuffing box and whether the shaft spins when under sail (if tranny is in neutral).
strane thing happened during wed nite race before start - shut engine down - put gear in neutral - and was under main doing about 4.5kts under sail when all of a sudden the bloody shaft starts turning (note I have a martec folding prop). i placed it in gear in reverse and it stopped turning.
in the past 2 years this has never happened...