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Old 05-18-2009
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Originally Posted by preservedkillick View Post

1. Any quick checks or tests to get a general idea that it's fine (for the season).
2. Once in the water, I can tighten or loosen the nut to adjust, but water will gush in if I remove?? Correct?
Assuming that it really is a stuffing box - there are variations.

It should drip occasionally.

You are correct, if you remove the water will gush in.

I would check it while the boat is still in the sling.

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