[Public-List] Stern tube

Joseph Balderson joebinc at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 19:44:16 PDT 2020

Tim Lacky is a good man. Good advice, good techniques, excellent
documentation. I don't know how one man can get that much done.
Joe B

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 7:01 PM George Dinwiddie via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Gerard,
> I find it very difficult to determine the location of a leak with the
> boat out of the water. Get a good flashlight and take as close a look as
> you can. Look for wet spots and then look above them. Be patient.
> In my case, I had failed to completely caulk the upper bolt holding the
> cutless bearing housing. I saw a water droplet on the end of that bolt.
> Sometimes I've used my phone to take videos of things I couldn't see
> otherwise.
> When you've found the general location, clean it as well as you can and
> wrap a paper towel around it. See where the damp spot is.
>   - George
> On 6/6/20 10:29 PM, Gerard Kuperus via Public-List wrote:
> > Thank you again for all the very helpful replies to this topic. I
> managed to schedule a haul-out for Wednesday, which was a bit of a
> challenge as boat yards have been closed earlier and many don't allow DIY.
> > As I am getting ready for the haul out, I am wondering how to approach
> this. First, I need to figure out the source of the leak. Can I inspect the
> stern tube without taking it out?
> > If the stern tube is fine how do I go about the repair? Clean everything
> as best as possible? Then pump a ton of 4200 in the the area between the
> stern tube and the surrounding deadwood? It seems that there is some rubber
> seal. Should I worry about that?
> > Would it be best to take out the stern tube anyway? It seems Mike got a
> solid approach to removing it, but again I would rather leave it in unless
> absolutely necessary.
> >
> > Gerard
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