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I have a dripless seal (with a hose connecting it to stern tube, and a hose is slightly oversize and clamped down - which does not make me all that happy).
I carry a toilet wax ring for this particular emergency - presumably if the hose is still in place, I may be able to stuff it (or parts of it) in the opening, then tape or otherwise clamp down.
If the hose blows - it may be more difficult (presumably would have to remove the old hose first, which may not be fun to do.
Prop shaft is certainly one of the more dangerous places on a boat - it's a thruhull that can never be closed and is under constant mechanical strain. Oh well.