Re: Propeller Shaft Log
Update and I hope final statements to close this story:
The boat was pulled out of the water, and the stuffing box replaced with new hose, new hose clamps, and they made it longer to tighten down on a fresh part of the propeller shaft. Stating that the propeller shaft was a little warped and worn out where the last fastening was. New packing and packing nut. And, finally, a much dryer bilge. It was sort of an emergency for my piece of mind because I was heading out of town, and didn't want to think about that auto bilge pump fighting a leak for 5 days straight. At least I know it's new and been gone through, and I can clean up my bilge and start "fresh".
This time it was a $550 piece of mind. Most of that being the haul out and labor.
Thanks for your input everyone.