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Thanks for the info. Learn something new every day! Agreed that it is probably best described as drip less and not dripless. Sorry you ruined a shaft. Fortunately I haven't had that experience, and I keep my shaft dripless as much as I can. I will keep an eye on that in the future, however.
Now, if we could only explain what is happening with Wildcard's boat. Speaking of which --
Wildcard, if you have totally unscrewed the retaining nut and then totally unscrewed the compression nut (into which the flax material goes), you should be able to run something long and skinny down the shaft inside the stern tube to clear out any grease that may be there, or anything else. If you don't have a good flow of water coming into the boat at that point, either haul it or hire a diver. There is something weird going on. Perhaps you can tell that this one stumps me, and I hate that when it should be so simple!
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
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