SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pearson 30- stuffing box packing size?
View Single Post
Old 08-08-2011
CalebD's Avatar
CalebD CalebD is offline
Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,706
Thanks: 4
Thanked 104 Times in 96 Posts
Rep Power: 8
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Packing thickness is usually based upon shaft size. On my old 1967 Tartan 27' with an A4 the shaft is 1" and I'm pretty sure I used 1/4" packing material in there. I remember buying 3 different thicknesses just to have it covered. Welcome to the A4 community BTW; great engines if you don't mind getting your finger nails really dirty.

Hint: I only got 2 layers of 1/4" packing into our stuffing box about 6 years ago. If I had used 3/16" I might have got the recommended 3 layers of packing material. Compression from the packing nut helps to reduce the drip and compress the strips of packing.
Any racing yet on your new P30'? Pics?
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook