Originally Posted by Lepet
More of a greenish bluish crud. But you got it right. However, the flax is compressed by a 4" nut. My problem is mounting bolts. Haul out time. Sigh.
Hard to believe you have the prop shaft changed and they didn't address the bolts you mention, and the packing. I would recommend you get a marine service person to inspect before you go to the trouble of hauling out again, within a year of it all being redone. They would have had to do the stuffing box repack when they changed the prop. If those bolts were that bad, they should have dealt with them then, and probably did. They also probably didn't use flax packing, but the synthetic material which is a teflon/fibre mix, (? Gore-Tex https://www.emarineinc.com/GFO-Packi...in-4-mm-2-foot
). It should be good for 5 years, with just the odd minor tightening up.
I have a '75 CHB 34, and had the prop shaft done about 7 years ago, and only had to tighten the stuffing box about 3 times in that time. I don't do a huge mileage, mind.