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Old 05-24-2013
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Pearson 303 Stuffing Box Flax Size?

Since Sandy destroyed our Marina and it still isn't ready I've been doing many projects this spring. After re-bedding all the deck hardware (Thank you Mainsail) with Butyl Tape I've take the stuffing box apart and removed the Flax. Does anyone know what size it is and how much is needed? Looks likes it was one stand of flax in the fitting. Is that right or is more needed? It was dripping 60 times a second when running and could not be tightened further so it did need changing.

The engine is 2GMF 13hp. I do not know the shaft size, but I will be going to the boat to remove the prop and and replace the sacrificial zinc.

Thanks in advance. i hope to have Free Will in the water by June 1st since the Yacht club launch is now available.

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