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post #8 of Old 03-01-2013
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Re: New to CS30

The CS30 packing gland was in a very tight place behind the engine and you need to use a special wrench.. Actually it takes 2 wrenches. It also helps to be sort of a contortionist. You need to constantly keep a check on it to have the occasional drip. Too tight stopped the drip but burned up the packing material and scored the shaft. Too loose and it leaked profusely under the engine. It is hard to get more than one hand at a time back there. If you forgot to put it in reverse while sailing with the motor off, you run the risk of loosening the gland while the prop and shaft freewheels.

If there is a shaft alignment problem, that can be determined on a regular haulout.
The PSS gland should work well IF there is enough room to fit it in there.
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