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has any one used Duramax Ultra-X packing ? it is advertised in work boat, national fisherman, etc. supposed to be 5X more thermally conductive than flax. 300% less friction than flax. needs virtually no water for lubrication & virtually eliminates shaft wear. i don't know where to get it retail.

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Duramax is sold at Hamilton Marine and is a Gore GFO knock off.

A good test of knock off GFO products is to stretch the fibers. If the middle of these fibers are white and not gray all teh way through, then they are not made from the patented GFO fiber material.

Many companies are using GFO fibers with their own name on it but some are not. Besure you are getting the real Gore fibers when you invest in a knock off..

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thanks Main Sail-----i ordered 2 ft of 1/4 " of gore GFO from emarineinc . it is expensive $19.25 + shipping for a total of 26.85 , but if it works as well as they say it is worth it.

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