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post #8 of Old 09-03-2007
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Yeah, normally you have to haul the boat to re-pack the stuffing box. Lots of water comes in, otherwise . There is a procedure I read about somewhere--can't find it now--that involved packing the shaft from the water side with a "rope" of silly putty in a large baggie, that allows you to do it in the water.

Whenever you do this, you might want to consider GFO Stuffing Box Packing. Somebody brought it up on the P30 mailing list. Says the stuff is terrific. Said that, just like the advertised claims: He installed it, adjusted once after a bit of run-time, and hasn't had to touch it in three years.

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