Originally Posted by Ski in NC
0.007" clearance still should have allowed water flow to packing gland. That is not that tight. Unless clearance was jammed with corrosion.
Corrosion build-up was an added problem on top of the tight tolerance. Took the boat out Friday for a short photo shot (yes she is for sale) and upon returning to the slip the temperature was still a little warm 104 degrees but 20 degrees lower then when I took her to the yard. Still need to the let the packing wear in bot so far so good. Keeping fingers crossed.
>007 versus .015-.020 is a big difference in my opinion.
Thanks to all.