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Old 01-08-2010, 04:38   #16
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:01   #17
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Great job. Packing is NEVER double looped. You put your wraps around the shaft as one piece, cut along the shaft with a sharp tool. Put the pieces in one at at time, pushed in place, with joints staggered by at least 90 degrees.
Did you change the hose and clamps while you were down there. Always wise to do.

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Be careful with use of grease, grease is a poor conductor of heat and it can block the water channels in a shaft bearing if you have one aft of the stern gland. The grease will cause the bearing to run hot and wear prematurely.
Water is a good lubricant and coolant and many packed stern glands run quite happily on water with no grease.

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