yes the screws for sure, they are flat head
copper wood screws i think. i dont really have any room without removing the stuffing box to vice grip or extract it, unless i might be able to drill a pilot hole then use a reverse drill bit. but when i try and drill it the bit wonders off the screw and into the wood.
I was thinking of loosening all the screws and putting a custom cork gasket
in there, or some kind of sealant
, but it has to be able to harden underwater, any suggestions?