Ok... how much damage have I done?
We are new sailors
. We tightened our packing gland
.. Maybe too tight we think. We failed to check it to make sure it did not get too hot (in other words to make sure it leaked a little) before we took her out....
Then, when we got back in (maybe 30-45 min on the engine) the area unde the gland
was bone dry... and one of the hose clamps was broken.
We are replacing the clamp and loosening the gland
a little.... but first I want to know what we "may" have done before I do anything else...
She ran fine.... but it's the unseen I"m afraid of...
KayW - New Sailor from Houston