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Tartan 27' owner
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Tartan 30'? Which model Tartan?

I would think some bronze wool with a bit of water would clean up the patina/verdegris. If it is stubborn I might try a little vinegar (light acid) making sure to flush it off the metal afterwards.

We replaced the bronze shaft on my Tartan 27' some years ago, plus put in a new Cutless bearing.
From memory, the new SS shaft was about $300 or less.
New Cutless, about $60.
New packing, zinc, face&fit of the flange added a little more.
Materials for the job did not cost more than $600.
We did the labor.

Bronze stuffing boxes can last a very long time. We reused our existing one.
2011, November 30th. Begin drive train rebuild | Odalisque
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