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Old 19-08-2012, 05:44   #1
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what size packing?

havent replaced the stern gland packing on this boat yet so im wondering what size packing to use - once i measure the shaft and the case i need to know whether to use packing that is either as close as possible to the size of the gap, or smaller or larger - im guessing asclose as possible because tightening the flange should expand it diametrically as it compresses longitudinally but im only guessing - anyone know what the 'rule of thumb' is?
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Re: what size packing?

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... as close as possible to the size of the gap ...
Yes, size to fit (match annulus).
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Old 19-08-2012, 08:10   #3
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Re: what size packing?

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havent replaced the stern gland packing on this boat yet so im wondering what size packing to use - once i measure the shaft and the case i need to know whether to use packing that is either as close as possible to the size of the gap, or smaller or larger - im guessing asclose as possible because tightening the flange should expand it diametrically as it compresses longitudinally but im only guessing - anyone know what the 'rule of thumb' is?
Try this link. Good info for replacing a packing gland and a lot more.

Compass Marine "How To" Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com

Below links are for the packing material.

Packing-Shaft - e Marine Systems

Marine Shaft Packing on Sale

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thanks bill, that compass site is great!
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