Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Simi Valley CA
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Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak
I don't know about that, the outside water temp is in the 50's. I had it so tight years ago that it was almost dry and it was wonderful. That shaft was cold to the touch after hours of hull speed sailing(7+kts). I know it is there to lube the shaft but Im going to try this approach and let you know how it worked.