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post #12 of Old 06-28-2008 Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone for your help. I have owned the boat for five years. The shaft does turn when under sail, and always has. I typically put it in reverse to stop it. The leak when under power is much more than a drip--it's a steady stream. I am more than willing to undertake the repair myself, and will check the tightness of the bolts. My main concern is whether I could wait till end of season to haulout and repair properly or if this is a type of problem that could significantly worsen within a few months.
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