Originally Posted by mjcayman
Changing my fuel
filters yesterday I noticed a thru hull
leading to the stuffing box. It appears closed. Boat is new to me (Beneteau 400). It looks a little rough so im scared to open but have put like 20 motoring hours on this as is. I assume it should be open...anyone familiar?
That valve should be open especially while motoring. Assuming that you have the Volvo
original shaft seal
, the hose from the thru hull
is supposed to continuously provide cooling water
to the cutless bearing when the vessel is moving forward.
A word of advise. That hose enters the shaft log with a nipple epoxied to the fiberglass
log and that nipple could easily snap off as mine did luckily while on the hard
. Good Luck.
S/V Calaloo B381