Pack of trouble
I have repacked the stern gland but found the housing was getting warm during a test run. If I just slacken off will it sort itself out or should I start again? DONALD CHAPMAN, via email
TONY REPLIES: It will get a little warm but not too hot to keep your hand on it. Yes, if you slacken it a little it should sort itself out. Just make sure that with the engine turned off and the gear in neutral (if you have a Lister LH150 box, read the manual to find how to lock it in neutral with the engine off) you can turn the shaft by hand using the coupling.
Stern glands should be warm but not hot