STUFFING BOX-Rudder

tomy

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water leaking by rudder stuffing box! I need to repack, but never had to do rudder one before, Is it same as main engine stuffing box? how do I measure for correct flax packing? thanks Tomy:???:
 

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Should be exactly the same method. Yarn out the old stuff, throw in the new, tighten and have fun. Just wrap your packing around the shaft and carefully cut with a razor blade.

Or you could do the down east trick and put in a grease fitting
 

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I all so have a leaking rudder stuffing box , leaks more when boat is moving is there a cutlass bearing for rudders?
 

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Awesome stuff man, awesome stuff

Glasses right into your hull, nothing to corrode, nothing to loosen, nothing that requires more packing and constant attention
 

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Thanks guys!

1st...interesting stuff....are those for "new" cnstruction only, or can you retrofit rudder already installed?...thanks Tommy
 
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