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post #5 of Old 05-12-2008
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Originally Posted by bruceyp View Post
Halekai,
I used the flax packing. I was only able to turn the nut back on a little bit, maybe a full turn or so. The nut seemed pretty full after putting the 3 rings on. But I thought it would "seat Itself" as it was run. After this nor'easter passes I will go cruise around and feel the temperature of the nut and actually feel what that stuff feels like.
Thanks, for your input.
BP

If you used regular flax that goop is a mixture of shaft metal and wax? It's way to tight! How many rings came out? What is the boat and did you possibly use the wrong size packing?

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