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Old 07-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #21
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RE: Packing gland

Freewheeling a BW velvet drive is fine up to at least 8 knots... I did it for years on my last boat with BW's approval. No ill effects. This is when I ran one engine and shut the other down.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #22
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RE: Packing gland

Rip out the flax packing and replace it with GFO Packing, its vitually dripless. It will not heat up weither.

I have it in mine and love it.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:54 PM   #23
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RE: Packing gland

I have adjusted many packing glands on may types of vessels and would suggest that your glad nut should not leak when stationary, and only leak when rotating and set to the recommended drip specifications. The main objective is to ensure adequite cooling this can be verified by ensuring the shaft is running cool to warm under load, too hot can damage the shaft. Always adjust the packing with the engine under light load with the shaft turning, this will require at least two people.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:42 AM   #24
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RE: Packing gland

The glad nut should not leak when stationary, and only leak when rotating and set to the recommended drip specifications.

That's the proper old way for Flax packing or teflon .

NO Drip is ever needed with modern GFO.
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