I have a 1977 Formosa
. I am hauling her this week to do some maintenance
, including fixing a leak in the prop shaft. There is a tube that the prop runs through, which seems to be made of galvanized steel
, and is rusting. The leak looks like its coming from where the prop shaft meets the stuffing box, but it is behind a wood timber that is fiberglassed to the hull
Has anyone had this problem or is familiar with Formosas and the way this tube with the prop shaft is run? I'm guessing that there is a failing gasket
somewhere but it's hard to figure out how to take this apart and get to where the gasket
might be (or whatever is causing the leak).
I can't figure out how to post pictures here, so I made a shutterfly website so you can check out pictures of the prop shaft tube going through the fiberglassed timber. Go to: witchofendor.shutterfly.com to see them.