Drip or no drip?
You should be careful when tightening a traditional style stern gland. You naturally want to keep water out of your boat, but over-tighten it and you run the risk of excessive wear on the shaft. Most people like to have the gland emit one drip every minute – a small enough amount to sponge from the bilge!
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