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Old 07-04-2008, 15:52   #1
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Is this something to worry about?

For all the smarter people than me If i see water coming from the shaft seal only when motoring is this a major concern for me or is it something that can be done on next haul out or is this normal? there is not a large amount but enough to see. ????? cheers
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A properly adjusted shaft packing gland should drip slightly, about 1-2 drips/min. with the engine off, and about 4-5 drips/min underway.

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If you are talking about a traditional stuffing box, then 'some' water while motoring is normal and necessary. However, this should be something like drips/min. - not a trickle or a stream. You may need an adjustment or a repacking - adjustments can be done with the boat in the water. Some people can repack a stuffing box with the boat in the water. I can't - if adjustments don't work and this is not a significant flow, you can wait until your next regular haul out.
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thanks for the info yes it is more like a small stream and should be adjusted now a just need to hire a small monkey to get at it
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