Originally Posted by CaptSoterio
behind the bulkhead is about 5 ft to the transom.
The shaft log is on the other side of that wooden bulkhead and itself is made out of fiberglass molded into the bottom. I havent seen the bottom of the boat yet so i dont know about the keel.
So are you saying the packing isnt supposed to be inside there?? its on the bottom side of it?
Well..who knows...your pic doesn't really show me anything unfortunately.
One possibility is that there is NO stuffing box...only some sort of bearing and the original owner just used grease.
Your "stuffing" box should have either 2 studs with nuts on them or a large nut that can be tightened down to compress the packing. I really can't see in your picture which kind it is...or isn't. Do you have something like this? If so..the packing goes right behind the fitting that tightens down when you tighten the nut(s).