Re: New Dripless! What else should I check while hauled out?
Did you check engine alignment? Separate the prop shaft coupler from the transmission output flange, then slide them back together but don't bolt them down. Are they lined up circumferentially? If so, put a feeler gauge at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. You shouldn't have more than .001 clearance difference per inch diameter of shaft coupler diameter. In other words, if your shaft coupler is 3" in diameter, you shouldn't have more than .003 clearance at any of the above spots. This is a simplified instruction, but start there.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio