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I would advise using synthetic fibre PTFE (teflon) impregnated packing, flax will not last - it rots, carbon (graphite) on stainless is never a good thing.

I used to repair and prepare for survey boats for a living, seen all the salesmen push their product, stick to the white stuff. PTFE asbestos was the best, not sure if you can still buy it.

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I would advise using synthetic fibre PTFE (teflon) impregnated packing, flax will not last - it rots, carbon (graphite) on stainless is never a good thing.

I used to repair and prepare for survey boats for a living, seen all the salesmen push their product, stick to the white stuff. PTFE asbestos was the best, not sure if you can still buy it.

Yep, I'd heard that. Regarding graphite on stainless and wear problems. But no definitive results in field.

Maybe I'll swap mine out.

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Just to confuse more:

https://forums.ybw.com/index.php?threads/gland-packing-graphite-or-ptfe.390080/

 

I'll stick with what I've got. A couple of drips a minute. None when shaft stops.

Just warm to touch at 2800rpm.

Forgot I had already been down this rabbit hole.

Mines GFO not Ultra X. 

https://www.emarineinc.com/categories/GFO-Marine-Shaft-Packing

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