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Old 08-26-2010
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
the GFO is good stuff... I'd point out that under sail, the GFO packing should still drip slightly... it is drip "less" not drip "free"... and if you adjust it to the point where it doesn't drip at all, you're likely going to damage the propshaft.
I've always held the philosophy that the stuffing box should not drip unless the shaft is turning. So I would want mine to drip once in a while when I'm motoring but not when I'm sailing.

I haven't heard of the GFO/GFU products, they sound good, I may try and get some. I still use the old waxy flax stuff.
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