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Old 06-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
djmarchand
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That metal cylinder is part of a bronze casting that becomes the cutlass bearing housing just behind the deadwood.

I would consider leaking around the shaft tube a pretty serious but not immediate problem. The next time you haul out for a bottom job, the whole bronze casting should be removed, cleaned, dried out and rebedded.

So now you have caused me to take a look at my 10 year old Pilot 34! I will let you know what I find. Modern caulking should last more than 10 years.

David
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