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pkreusch
03-13-2008, 12:46 PM
I currently own a 1980 Mastercraft with 351W engine, Power slot transmission, 1-1/8" shaft. Does anyone know what size packing I need to purchase? I measured the distance between the shaft and packing nut and it appears to be 1/8" to 3/16". I am trying to order some of the 100% GFO type packing in hopes I can eliminate the routine of stuffing box adjustment. I have seen many articles in many boat sites; including this forum, that confirms it's a good idea.

Thanks for any help.
Patrick

TMCNo1
03-13-2008, 01:07 PM
I currently own a 1980 Mastercraft with 351W engine, Power slot transmission, 1-1/8" shaft. Does anyone know what size packing I need to purchase? I measured the distance between the shaft and packing nut and it appears to be 1/8" to 3/16". I am trying to order some of the 100% GFO type packing in hopes I can eliminate the routine of stuffing box adjustment. I have seen many articles in many boat sites; including this forum, that confirms it's a good idea.

Thanks for any help.
Patrick

3/16" and this tutorial may help you, http://easttxskier.com/stuffingbox.html

gigem75
03-13-2008, 03:09 PM
skidim has the goretex packing, I just put the 3/16's in mine and it looks like it will be great. supposedly a no drip packing

pkreusch
03-13-2008, 06:36 PM
Thanks. Some 100% GFO packing is on it's way.