After finishing up a number of winter maintenance items on the boat I was looking forward to using the boat as spring approaches and being done with projects for a good while. Well that isn't going to happen. I was fishing the boat in a little salmon derby this past weekend and since I had just completed a cooling system service on the MAN's and new risers along with other new hoses etc I was checking on the engine room more than normal to make sure everything was copasetic. All appears dialed but I did notice one shaft seal weaping a bit and also the other side just not as much. If it was August I would just let it ride but being early spring I want to tackle this. After making some calls and a few pm's last night I decided to order replacement seals from Sam's for the Bluewater Shaft seals. As I was thinking through how much fun it is going to be moving the shaft back and the coupler removal I though maybe I should replace the cutlass bearings? Question is how do I tell if they need to be replaced? Then I figure maybe I just pull the shafts and have both the Veem wheels spec'd to make sure they are at class S and also have the shafts checked. Where do I stop? I am pretty neurotic about the boat being dialed but I don't just want to go looking for projects. I need to decide if I just slide shaft back and change the seals or possibly go further. The shafts turn by hand and feel good. Performance is great. 2357 to 2370 respectively and 38 knots top end. I figured maybe I post a few pics and the brain trust on this great forum could perhaps give me some pointers on how to judge condition of the Morse cutlass bearings as well as tips on changing shaft seals. Appreciate the input.