Originally Posted by Cotemar
Yes, take both out, fill it with underwater Marine-Tex Flexset and put them back.
In general a good suggestion, but he has a snowball's chance in Santa Marta Colombia
of finding a wax toilet ring there, let alone a specialty marine
My suggestion: if the shaft turns true, there is no alignment or log issues and the leak is minimal and simply from the bolt only into the bilge
, then it doesn't seem critical. Don't hurry on to a place for repair - enjoy the holiday season in Santa Marta and Cartagena
(if that is the direction you are heading), as they are truly magical there. Then worry about it when you get somewhere with proper facilities and repair material.