Location: Northern British Columbia, part of the time in Prince Rupert and part of the time on Moresby Island.
Boat: 50-ft steel Ketch
It depends on exactly what kind of stuffing box you have. Flexible stuffing boxes usually have a large female nut which screws on over the shaft tube extension and on these the packing material is usually forced into the recess of the nut.
In fixed stuffing boxes, the packing is usually placed around the shaft and packed into the stern tube recess around the shaft. The female nut in this case has a spacer which compresses the packing material to form a seal.
'Tis evening on the moorland free,The starlit wave is still: Home is the sailor from the sea, The hunter from the hill.