Originally Posted by shauncagiva
I have purchased an Etap 26 lift
keel last month just asking round if any other Etap owners out there. She has a electric
conversion for keel & saildrive
. I am yet to o out & play as weather
on East coast
uk not excactly favourable.
Any idea how old the seals
in and around your saildrive are?
recommends replacement of those around the leg at the leg-hull joint at 7 year intervals. Others I've talked to replace them regularly at 10 year maximum intervals. Don't let that go, it may give you an unwanted opportunity to test it's unsinkability.
Also replace the seals
inside the bearing housing if they are older than about 3-5 years to prevent water
intrusion into the leg.