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JohnnyB
03-04-2005, 10:20 PM
Found this site on the web. Has anyone ever tried this stuff. Repacking my stuffbox is on the spring to-do list and this "stuff" looks interesting. :confused:

http://www.e-marine-inc.com/products/gfopacking/packing.html

Hoosier Bob
03-04-2005, 10:33 PM
I would like to know how it works. If you try this give me the size and I will install as well. Sorry no help. :confused:
Thanks

rem_pss308
03-05-2005, 08:08 AM
I got some and put it in last summer. so far no leaks. I used the 1/4" on my 1" drive shaft.
changing the packing is a breeze, the worst part is getting the oldone out.
Do not stretch the new one around the shaft to cut to size. wrap it loosly.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
03-05-2005, 05:19 PM
Yes....that does look like it might be worth trying. I wonder if it adds or reduces friction on the shaft going through the stuffing box.

wesgardner
03-07-2005, 09:33 AM
Hey All,

That looks like the stuff I used, mine was a little more blue in color but doesn't drip...Use an old small straight blade screw driver bent 90 degrees as a packing remover....

Wes

planoboy
03-14-2005, 05:44 PM
I've used it. Have'nt had the boat out since last November, but I would recommend it so far. Stuff is like a graphite impregnated synthetic. Highly plyable if you get it too big, you can smash it flat to fit.

decent artilcle on diy-boat.com See earlier thread...
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=17812#post17812

cloisel
03-15-2005, 10:06 AM
I will also order some to test and will report.
Do you know what size packing rope should be ordered for my 2000 sportstar 19 stuffing box?
Thanks and regards,
Clement

André
03-15-2005, 10:17 AM
cloisel
Welcome to the board!
Where are you from ?

cloisel
03-15-2005, 10:33 AM
Hi all,

Sorry I did not presnet my self earlier, but I have been looking at post for a long time (very usefull talks for remote MC owners like me - I am from france) and do not post very often.

Best regards,
Clement

ski_king
03-15-2005, 10:38 AM
Non d'Oh! Maintenant Andre et Cloisel parleront en français!

André
03-15-2005, 10:38 AM
Il me semblait bien que votre nom sonnait tres Francais a mes oreilles !
Bienvenue Clément !
De quelle région?

ski_king
03-15-2005, 10:44 AM
Il me semblait bien que votre nom sonnait tres Francais a mes oreilles !
Bienvenue Clément !
De quelle région?
It seemed to to me well that your name sounded very French A my ears! Welcome Clement! Of which area?

Merci des outils de langue de Google!
Thank you Google Language Tools!

cloisel
03-15-2005, 11:32 AM
I can see that you guys are french-skilled!
I am from Le Havre, on the French channel borders. We have a great (often) calm bay here!

André
03-15-2005, 11:37 AM
Clément
I AM A FRENCH CANADIAN .Je parle francais depuis toujours !!!
Are you skiing yet?
You could fill out your location in your profile.

cloisel
03-15-2005, 11:40 AM
Not yet. We are still enjoying our French snowy mountains for the moment but i am working on maintenance of the boat before putting her back in the harbour probably during second quarter of april