Originally Posted by sailingdog
Just curious, is this boat new to you or have you owned it a while? If the boat is new to you, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you re-pack the stuffing box after inspecting the prop shaft for wear, scoring and other issues.
Well, he's had it at least two years (see previous comments from him), so the boat's not really "new to him" anymore. I'd say if he's not yet re-packed the stuffing box since he's owned the boat, so he really doesn't know what condition its condition is in, he should do that, anyway.