Wilcox Headmate question
The piston rod on my Headmate was leaking raw water where it entered the pump assembly. I took the pump out of the boat and disassembled. Once I removed the piston rod and was able to remove the nut on top I realized that it is a packing nut. Whatever it is supposed to be packing to keep the raw water in was severely disintegrated. Thus my question:
What was/is that packing material? (it looks to be some type of rubberized spiraling... stuff) Can it be purchased seperately? Or even better, is there a cheap substitute?
Hoping to finish this "crappy" job soon,