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Re: stuffing box de-packed several questions before re-assembly
You should be fine JnJ.
Just keep your wrenches on your boat in case you need to tighten (or loosen) the packing gland once in the water. The first thing you check on your boat after launch is your stuffing box once you have messed with it.
You will need to monitor your stuffing box with the engine engaged as well. If the stuffing box gets hot then it needs to be loosened. There should be a few drips of water per minute with flax packing - is that what you used?
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