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Old 03-21-2007
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Prop Shaft Packing Gland

The packing gland/shaft seal on my boat (1968 Alden 32 m/s) has a grease reservoir with a cap threaded onto it. I am assuming that tightening the cap squeezes grease into the gland to slow the rate of water ingress. Does anyone know the proper use of this device (or is it as simple as it sounds) as well as the recommended grease type?

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