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Old 06-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by CaptSoterio View Post
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?
On the end of the fiberglass shaft log is there a length of black hose and a brass threaded pipe, collar and nut that the shaft passes through? If that is a "yes" the packing goes in the nut. If "no" then I have no idea what you have. Never seen a gland where grease was used as a water seal.
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