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    I am working on a 1973 Trojan with chrysler engines. Can anybody tell me the size of the packing that is in the shaft log? and what kind do I use to repack them? I was told that what is in there now is FLAX Packing. Does that sound right?

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    Re: shaft log packing

    Hey Eric, welcome aboard! I moved this over to the inboard engine section to get you some more focused help. Flax does sound right though . . .
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      Re: shaft log packing

      As far as the size, maybe try a Trojan forum. Otherwise just measure the gap between A and B. Look here:

      Yeah, flax was originally used, and is appropriate to use again if you want.
      BUT...... current technology is producing a better alternative- GFO packing. Virtually dry bilges when properly adjusted.
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