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Old 18-05-2015, 03:30   #1
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Leaking Rudder Gland (Stuffing Box)

Hi. On my Marine Trader the starboard rudder gland is leaking. It is causing the bilge pump to go off every twelve hours & this I am a bit concerned about. I am posting a picture showing where it is leaking & wonder if some of you better versed than I can give a little help as to how to go about repacking this gland & is it possible to do it whilst the boat is still in the water. I am familiar with how the stern gland on the prop shaft has two nuts that have to be separated, Teflon type packing wrapped the shaft & the two large nuts tightened, but not to sure of the configuration I have on the rudder. Any help/input would be most appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 18-05-2015, 05:48   #2
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Re: Leaking Rudder Gland (Stuffing Box)

Loosen the two nuts
on the middle bolts, pry up the flange, and add some ore packing beneath it.

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