Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..
I intend to use a dedicated sea **** just to supply the raw water to the pss seal or another type of seal.
Just a strait forward sea **** with a grp ( home made ) water scoop fitted to the outside of the fitting.
So even when the engine is NOT running just sailing along will still permit water to go through the fitting.
My mooring when I get in back to the water is on a river.
The river can run approx 3 knots in either direction depending on the tide coming in or going out.
So I guess water will be going through the pss seal most of the time.
Or whatever seal I decide to use in the end.
If I had a vessel that used the engine all the time I may have chosen to use the water return before it was sent down the exaust hose..