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Reply To: Nauticat 331 Stern Gland Adjustment

Chris Lawrence

Good morning. We have a 15 year old 331. We have had a nasty experience after the boatyard repacked the stern gland 5 engine hours ago. The rubber gaiter came off the rear Fiberglass tube and water started to flood in. Fortunately the bilge coped and we reattached the gaiter with 3 , rather than the one, jubilee clips used by the boatyard. My query is that the gaiter looks very short for the space between the stern nut assembly and the bulkhead where the tube is sited. Is there a set length for the rubber? Should it completely fill the intervening space? Thanks. Chris