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Old     (saae4)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-22-2014, 3:55 PM Reply   
Is it ok for bilge water to drain from the v drive?
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Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       04-22-2014, 4:04 PM Reply   
Looks like a bad prop shaft seal............. what kind of boat?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       04-22-2014, 4:33 PM Reply   
If its just leaking like that sitting there, I'd say thats not OK. When your boat is sitting in the water the pressure on the lake side is going to be a lot greater than a small amount of water in the bilge. Meaning its going to leak in a lot faster than its leaking out in the picture!!
Old     (saae4)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-22-2014, 4:38 PM Reply   
X25, is the weekend ruined or will it hold until I get it back to dealer?
Old     (saae4)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-22-2014, 5:01 PM Reply   
Dealer said this is normal thanks
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-22-2014, 5:03 PM Reply   
Dude if the shaft seal was leaking bilge water back out like that you would already be on the phone with a salver and your insurance agent.
Look at your stuffing box (shaft seal) there is a hose attached to it that feeds the seal cooling water from the engine. Either a manifold or cooler. Either way its just the engine water you see draining out through the tube.
Relax.
Old     (saae4)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-22-2014, 5:08 PM Reply   
Yes I feel like a jackwad..thanks
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-22-2014, 5:42 PM Reply   
Man I am so sorry if I came off like a jerk.
Was not my intention to criticize,
Im glad you have it sorted it out now and if it makes it any better, you have a much nicer boat than I do.
Old     (saae4)      Join Date: Feb 2014       04-22-2014, 6:14 PM Reply   
Not at all! This my first inboard coming from a tahoe I/o and I have a lot to learn. No offense taken you helped explain what my dealer was saying!
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       04-22-2014, 6:27 PM Reply   
Now that I look at it... you probably have a dripless prop shaft seal that has a water hose from the engine water jacket.. the hose bleeds water to the seal that acts as a lubricant for the seal.. this is normal..
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       04-22-2014, 6:30 PM Reply   
here is what it looks like...

As long as the bilge is not taking on water you're ok...

Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       04-22-2014, 6:37 PM Reply   
You didn't say you had the boat running and it was leaking like that. In that case its perfectly normal!

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