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Old 08-11-2009, 20:25   #1
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32 Year-Old Bayfield About to Get into Salt for the First Time

This boat is raw water cooled, with a yanmar diesel, and has never been in salt water......is there anything I should do before putting her in, other than engine zincs? Thanks in advance for your help and information.
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is this boat in water now or sitting on the hard
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:51   #3
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is this boat in water now or sitting on the hard
Hello, she has been in the water going on 3 weeks. We have sailed her once, then moved her from the main marina to the one we are in now under power, a distance of 3 miles. When we got here is when I discovered that we had a leaky muffler and water pump, plus a drip every 20 sec. in the stuffing box. I have since ordered parts to fix those. Which reminds me, can I change out the stuffing box while in the water, or should she go on the hard? I brought a non leaking stuffing for the boat, have you ever used that?
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Three drops a minute from stuffing box is what I keep mine adjusted to.
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If you bought a patented non drip stuffing box the boat will have to come out of the water to install it.
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i just repacked my stuffing box this summer. took me about 30 min did it in the water not a very difficult job at all. but if replacing with a pss then the boat has to come out.
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