View Full Version : Dripless Packing Rope - anyone tried this?

03-04-2005, 09:20 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:


Hoosier Bob
03-04-2005, 09:33 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:

03-05-2005, 07:08 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.

03-05-2005, 04:19 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.

03-07-2005, 08:33 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....


03-14-2005, 04:44 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...

03-15-2005, 09:06 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,

03-15-2005, 09:17 AM
Welcome to the board!
Where are you from ?

03-15-2005, 09:33 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,

03-15-2005, 09:38 AM
Non d'Oh! Maintenant Andre et Cloisel parleront en français!

03-15-2005, 09:38 AM
Il me semblait bien que votre nom sonnait tres Francais a mes oreilles !
Bienvenue Clément !
De quelle région?

03-15-2005, 09:44 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!

03-15-2005, 10:32 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!

03-15-2005, 10:37 AM
I AM A FRENCH CANADIAN .Je parle francais depuis toujours !!!
Are you skiing yet?
You could fill out your location in your profile.

03-15-2005, 10:40 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