Packing boxes RUDDER

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Re: Packing boxes RUDDER

Postby Red5 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm

1975 37 sedan.

My port side rudder box leaks water. The plastic packing box may have a crack in it. Do you all know what I need to do to fix this situation? Do I need to buy the box listed on the first page? Is this something that can happen from bad wadding?

My plan is to pull out next week for under paint,a couple through hull fittings and to fix this leak. Any idea on what I need to look for? Perhaps a proceedural?

Thanks for an help.
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Re: Packing boxes RUDDER

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:07 am

IF there is no crack, and IF the packing is not shot, you can simply tighten the gland a bit more until the leak stops.

This is NOT like a prop shaft packing gland where high rpm friction will cause heat damage.

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