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post #23 of Old 03-21-2011
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If it is not vibrating now you likely have nothing to worry about. Yes it should drip but not too much. Over tight is the worst case as will cause wear on shaft and rob power that is for driving the boat. Do a thorough inspection of complete driveline on next haulout. Somewhere Mainesail has good article on cutlass bearing. If there was a serious defect somewhere it would still be felt and probably heard as well.
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