Originally Posted by Insequent
A question. Can I simply wrap the packing around the rudder shaft in a continuous spiral? Or is best practice to have separate rings with 45° chamfer at the ends, and offset the end joins of each ring?
That is said to be the best way Brian. How critical it is - who knows, but as all the experts say do it that way, and it is not hard to do, why not play safe..?