Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chasing the leak....

Stuffing box adjusted and apparently no longer dripping (weird.....after all it is called a 'dripless'!!).
Anyway, still finding water slowly gathering in the bilge we chased the water back to the rudder packing gland.  Oh my....

somewhere under the bed there's a packing gland....and a stiff neck!

....and then I got down to cleaning with a chisel, tighten her down a bit, and hope for the best.  I'll let you know how it goes.  For now, here's the before and after:



Thanks to my Hesitant Half and the great Christmas light for making this possible, lit up the area like the noontime sun!