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Offline Tom V

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stuffing box, or packing gland
« on: March 07, 2011, 08:37:35 AM »
Do it yourself or have pro do it? Great to see this part of site being used!

Offline CaptRon28

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Re: stuffing box, or packing gland
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 11:46:55 AM »
It's not hard to do, especially if the boat is out of the water. Just make sure you get the right size, clean out the old material, and adjust the nut so that the water SLOWLY drips when the shaft is turning. If you adjust it right, the dripping should just about stop when the shaft is stationary.
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Re: stuffing box, or packing gland
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 11:02:28 PM »
Also, check and adjust the nut on new packing after a few hours of shaft turning. Inspect at regular intervals thereafter.

It's easy, you can do it!

Look at it as yet another opportunity to lavish some TLC on your beloved boat.

Offline Tom L.

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Re: stuffing box, or packing gland
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 10:33:07 AM »
What size packing does a  H.Cat have. Is the shaft 1"??

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Re: stuffing box, or packing gland
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 02:49:23 PM »
Hey Tom V:  I would, and have done it myself on our C-27.  Captains Ron and Nemo are right on as usual with their advice.  I would add that I would do it when the boat is pulled and that I would use this product the next time that I replace the stuffing.  WPT Graphtex Ultra (GTU) Flax Shaft Packing.  It was recommended to me by the mechanic that just replaced the transmission in our boat.
regards charlie

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Re: stuffing box, or packing gland
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 03:00:23 AM »
One drop every 30 seconds is sufficient  to keep the shaft cool and lubed.  When the shaft stops turning, the gland will not drip.
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