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post #5 of Old 02-08-2011
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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
If you are going to haul out for the cutlass bearing replacement you should also look at the inside of the boat by the prop shaft.
Many older boats use a 'shaft log' and 'stuffing box' to round out the inside portion of the prop shaft entry. If your boat still has a stuffing box on it I'd recommend changing the packing when you pull out for the other work. Here is one of the best how-to websites on stuffingboxes: Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
If you have the PSS shaft seal I can't help you.
Totally agree,about to haul out just for that.marc
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