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Green driveshaft- how do I upload the photo?
My driveshaft has turned green. I have owned my 30 year old boat for 4 years. This past year it has turned green. The stuffing box has also started leaking about 1 drop every 12 seconds, and I think that is the problem. There is also what looks like a mineral build up where the shaft goes into the stuffing box. I just want to make sure it isn't electrolysis. My diver says I have about 60% of my zinks left.
After I repack the stuffing box, should I worry about removing the
green. I don't want the bolts to seize up. How would I remove the green? I could brush the shaft, but I don't know if the geen build up is in the threads.
I tried to include a photo, but when I click the "insert image tab", I haven't been succesful. Can someone please tell me how to do that?
Thanks - Larry