The saga with Blitz continues:
I had the boat out of the water over the winter. New bottom, rebalance prop, etc. Had her put in yesterday thinking I would be good to go for NOODs this weekend here in Annapolis. No joy...
Dropped the boat into gear and the dripless stuffing box began spewing water. I "burped" it before starting the engine to ensure there was a wet seal established before turning the prop. No issues in reverse but as soon as she goes in forward I get water...and not a small amount of it.
It seems like the carbon ring slips lower on the stainless rotor thereby allowing the leak. I can re-center the ring while the shaft is turning and the leaking stops.
I've read that I can move the steel rotor aft to get more compression on the bellows but I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this issue.
My alternative option is to replace the entire system.
Last edited by JPM; 05/03/18 04:54 PM.