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Old 05-13-2017, 08:40 AM   #21
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The rudder shaft looks pretty corroded, it bronze? Is that the rudder shaft that turns?

if your going to repack, clean that up well as the packing nut needs to slide up.

Don't some boats have a real long rudder shaft where the exit top is high enough above the waterline they can not leak?, where a shaft runs up inside an external pipe.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:21 PM   #22
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The rudder shaft looks pretty corroded, it bronze? Is that the rudder shaft that turns?

if your going to repack, clean that up well as the packing nut needs to slide up.

Don't some boats have a real long rudder shaft where the exit top is high enough above the waterline they can not leak?, where a shaft runs up inside an external pipe.
Indeed that is what I have. The rudder shaft in inside a pipe and exit above waterline. The is no packing on mine, the external pipe has 2 grease zerks to refill it and is full of grease.

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Old 05-18-2017, 06:14 PM   #23
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My 2003 mk III is oozing at the base plate. The sealant is probably cracking. Not enough leak for me to bother with
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