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Old 06-01-2010, 06:05   #1
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Anyone Using / Heard of Duramax Ultra-X Stuffing Material (Instead of Flax)

I have heard about the benefits of new Gore-tex type stuffing, material, which is supposed to stay cool, with friction, and less water than traditional flax. My local shops don't seell the gore stuff, but do sell:

Duramax Ultra-X. Says it outperforms flax and PTFE. 300% less friction than flax??

I anyone knows about this, or where to find the Gore, or simlar good stuff on-line, please let me know!

Also, don't have my olf flax on hand here - anyone know what size usually goes with a 1" propeller shaft?
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Here is a link.
Virtually Dripless Packing by Gore GFO

I used this stuff and love it. My packing was leaking like a sive and repacked two years ago. Says it is good for 10 years.
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I do not know about duramax but you can but the gore tex online
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You can get GFO packing here: Virtually Dripless Packing by Gore GFO The site also has instructions on how to determine packing size.
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Thanks for the replies! The Ultra-X stuff is braided and looks similar to the Gore stuff. Curious to see if anyone has used it. I can mail order the Gore stuff - juts a bit of a hassle with customs/duties into Canada. I can get the Ultra-X stuff at a local industrial Marine supplier.
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Lots of info on it here: But would like to hear from someone who has used it!

http://www.europeanmarine.co.uk/Dura...%20Packing.pdf
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Northeaster,
I have used them both and they both worked very well. They look the same but I'm guessing the if the Duramax had goretex in it they would be plastering that on the package. It may be a generic equivilent. Who knows? I bought my goretex stuff from e-marine.com and had no problems. Have them send it USPS- it's much cheaper than UPS or Fedex crossing the border. Stright-MacKay sells the Duramax. Cheers!
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Shoal - thanks very much for the input. I like the idea of just ordering the duramax locally, from Stright-Mckay. It is a bit pricier than the listed Gore price on line, but after duty / broker charegs, etc, it's likely about the same.
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Packing

Duramax looks exactly like the gasket material I buy to seal the edges of my woodburning stove, if it is the same stuff, I'll bet the marine version is exponentially more expensive,
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If you have it shipped USPS you will avoid brokerage fees. Mind you Stright-MacKays service is excellent and fast. I really don't think there is a wrong choice. It's hard to get too keen on boating on a cold morning like today! Cheers. Shoalcove
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