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Old 08-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Packing 34 MT

Hi I will be installing new packing in my 1975 34 Marine Trader anyone know offhand what size packing it takes** Thanks Dom
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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RE: Packing 34 MT

my 1973 34' mt with a 1.5'' shaft uses 5/16'' packing
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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I have a 1977 34 DC and I tried 5/16 " three rings but was to tight, shaft got hot, then used 1/4" three rings worked fine ( plain flax packing)


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Old 09-06-2011, 04:16 AM   #4
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RE: Packing 34 MT

Screw off the end piece and see what size drill bit barely slides in to measure the size packing required.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:00 AM   #5
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RE: Packing 34 MT

Last time packed I had them use that Goretex teflon impregnated stuffing, and my box is almost dripless at rest now, with slow seep when running, which keeps the shaft cool. I would not use the flax stuff any more. FF would agree, I'm sure.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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I ended up using 1/4 in bumble bee packing we use it in the chemical factory I work at and it is doing great with no drips and no heat
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