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Re: Propeller Shaft Log
The boat was hauled out a month ago for bottom paint and the cutlass bearing replaced, nothing else alarmed the fellows at the yard.
If the yard replaced the Cutless bearing, did they also re-pack the stuffing box at that time?
With new stuffing there is always a bit of a "break in" period where you may have to adjust the packing nuts a bit for the best setting, fewest drips.
If the packing was not replaced then keep tightening it a little at a time. I think that re-packing a stuffing box is a 10 year maintenance item (unless it fails first!).
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