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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?
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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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