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pearsonpvg 03-27-2012 03:21 PM

packing flax first time
I have a pearson 30 and believe its time to repack.The shaft is 7/8 and i forgot to measure the packing nut. DOes anyone know what the packing nut size would be? OR better yet what size flax i will need,,i should just take the extra trip and pull out the old packing to either measure it or the nut itself,,thanks for any input..

CalebD 03-27-2012 04:49 PM

Re: packing flax first time
I don't know the size of packing you should use with a 7/8" shaft.
I'd get a couple of sizes: 1/8", 3/16", 1/4" say, and hope you are covered.
Read this link if you have never re-packed a stuffing box before: Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
He makes a recommendation as to the type of packing material you should use.

pearsonpvg 03-31-2012 09:56 PM

Re: packing flax first time
Thanks Caleb,i was preparing to grab some different sizes,and with it being so in expensive its no big deal,,i appreciate it,,happy sailing to you all!!!

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