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Re: Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box

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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Who cares if you have a dry bilge. Any time you do some serious ocean sailing your bilge will get water in it. So what, boats are made to get wet inside and out. If your boat cannot handle a little water, somthing is wrong.
You may not care, but I, and several others, do. I do not want stagnant water to collect in the bilge. For more on why see this thread. It can also lead to that "boaty smell."

If you don't mind water in your bilge, that's your business...
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