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Re: Stuffing box adjustment

All, quick follow up of the stuffing box. Was on the boat a couple of evenings ago. Checked the bilge, and it was bone dry. Checked the plastic lid I had placed under the stuffing box so I could get a better idea as to the leak rate, and it too was dry. If there had been any additional leakage, I would have seen it in the plastic lid. Anyway, come spring when I get it ready for the season, I will loosen the adjustment, start the engine and while in gear, adjust if for 3-4 drips a minute when running. I will also check the temperature of the stuffing box to make sure it is within spec.

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