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Re: Stuffing box adjustment

I was taught that a stuffing box should be adjusted running until it drips about once every 10 or 15 seconds.

If you adjust it stopped until it doesn't drip you won't know if it's getting any lubrication when running. It could easily be too tight - especially when you adjusted it as much as you say you did.

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Re: Stuffing box adjustment

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Thanks for the responses. I had not thought about the packing not rebounding when I loosen it in the spring. I'll keep a close eye on it when I start it up and see. If it starts getting warm, I'll just shut it down and plan on repacking it when I pull the boat. I have picked up a trailer that will fit the boat and plan on pulling it out in early spring for a hull cleaning and some new bottom paint. I guess I should plan of re-packing the stuffing box at the same time.

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