I think you misread my article on re-packing a stuffing box. I am actually the guy that wrote and hosts that. Yes I go by both Maine
Sail and Acoustic depending on the forum but I am one in the same.
Here's the point. All traditional stuffing boxes, including ones packed with Gore GFO, must drip slightly when the shaft is spinning. If water does not drip you WILL ruin the shaft. Gore GFO can drip as little as 1 drop per two minutes and still run cool to the touch but traditional flaxes need to drip more like 3 to 10 drops per minute when the shaft is spinning. The closer you get to three drops per minute, with standard flax, the more shaft wear you will get. Never adjust the stuffing box with a wrench unless you have to! Always hand adjust then lock the nuts agaist each other with wrenches. If you over tighten you run the risk of ruining the packing as it does not have much rebound and does seem to have a memory.
So in short break the large nut from the lock nut with wrenches then adjust by hand a 1/4 turn at a time until you get the minimal drips and still have a cool to the touch stuffing box. Traditional flax boxes should run cool to the touch not warm. GFO can run slightly warm unless you are in a high silt area then more cooling
water is necessary. Some folks claim derip free operation with GFO but it is not designed for this and the Gore directions are clear on minimal dripping not NO dripping..
My traditional stuffing box directions:
Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Maine Sailing at pbase.com
If you want totally drip free here's my instructions for a PSS Shaft Seal
PSS Shaft Seal Installation Photo Gallery by Maine Sailing at pbase.com