Re: Stuffing box question
Admittedly, my knowledge of inboards is limited, but I have seen my friend tinker with his stuffing box on a 1920's 42' double ender. He used this web site as a reference.
Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
Also, supply some pics as they may give some more inboard savvy sail netters a better understanding of what it is you are discussing.