What has happened is that your wearing bearing has worn out and has
allowed water to enter the U drive system. This is an item that
needs to be replaced every 800 hours and is not a difficult job for
a skilled person. The wearing bearing is right were the prop shaft
enters the gear housing. It is a brass ring with 3 rubber inserts.
Make sure that the inserts are oriented correctly. You should have
this repaired as soon as you can, as seawater is mixing with your U-
drive gears. Have the u-drive system flushed before adding the new
I hope this helps.
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Dimitris" <dkra@p...> wrote:
I am quite sure now that the problem was due to barnacle growth onthe
oil in the main engine drive has become white. I understand thatas
I had not a problem with a rope as I have also a rope cutter inthe
propeller shaft and I have checked one week end ago by diving thatchange
the oil? I do not see a big increase of the liquid height in thejar
in the engine room.and