hi there, dripless stuffing boxes MIGHT leak a few drops after a while depending on types. there are a few with seals
and some with a friction base that works as well. from what i see ,your might be a tides marine
seal type one. if so and in most case of this kind u might not have to take the boat out of the water
hense to the fact that the kit it self contains a spare set of seals rotating freely on the shaft in a protectine case . u will get water
in your bilge
but just normal precations and u should do just fine. In any case since from what i see yours is a seal type make sure to get some spares and run them thuogh the shaft for future renewals.
i hope i helped ,