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Shaft Packing

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:29 am

What do you use?

Round or square?

Waxed Flax, PTFE, or Graphite Impregnated Gore-Tex?

How many rings?

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by bob smith » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:47 am

I used the square Gore Tex stuff.
So far so good.
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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by kens » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:33 am

Ptfe with grease. It runs dripless
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by Roberta » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:56 am

How many rings of the gore tex stuff is good for the prop and rudder shaft? Seem's there is enough room under the nut for more than one. I have the waxed flax stuff that came with the stuffing box and rudder port, but will probably go with Gore Tex when I install things.

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 am

Roberta

I've gotten 4 rings of round or 3 rings of square. I'm trying to get 3 rings square and 1 ring of round this time. I've use Gore-Tex and PTFE from one time or another.

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by Roberta » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:04 pm

The PTFE look's like good stuff too. What kind of grease are you using, Ken? Like a high speed waterproof wheel bearing grease?

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by bob smith » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:49 pm

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by kens » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:35 pm

Roberta wrote:The PTFE look's like good stuff too. What kind of grease are you using, Ken? Like a high speed waterproof wheel bearing grease?

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The grease came in a little bottle, "special" grease, along with the packing.
But, it does look and feel like plain blue trailer wheel grease.

I open the packing nut, pack the grease on the shaft & nut cup, and screw it all together like a old tyme grease cup.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by cusoak » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:48 am

Where do you buy the Gore tex
I been using the waxed packing in my Century.
Would like to have something that won't drip.
Liked to have the water cooled seal unit.
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Re: Shaft Packing

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:12 am

Jeff

Jamestown & Discount Inboard Marine have Gore-Tex

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