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Old 11-22-2006
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cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough
the stuffing box is lubed-sealed with either water, flax, some type of new fancy-schmanchy (technical term) no stick-um packing that keeps it turning and the dry in, and the wet out. . There really should be no water ingress into the boat. period.

good links...
http://www.e-marine-inc.com/products...g/packing.html
http://www.gore.com/en_xx/products/s...king_fiber.htm
http://www.boatus.com/boattech/Casey/StuffingBox.htm
http://www.docksidereports.com/stuffing_boxes.htm
http://www.alohaowners.com/pages/pro...uffing_box.htm
http://www.shaftseal.com/pss-shaft-s...struction.html

Some bronze bushing so do have a carbon/petroleum based lube imbedded in the bushing itself, but, this is not a sealing device, its a lube.

The cutlass bearing is a whole 'nother breed o'cat.
heres a really good link....
www.keeldragger.com/Projects/CutlassBearing.aspx
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