RUDDER PACKING

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bjgin
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RUDDER PACKING

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What size packing do we use for the rudder? I'm guessing 1/4"?
BJ and Ginny Patterson
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makala
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Re: RUDDER PACKING

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Yes. Three rows of 1/4" flax per rudder shaft. I just did this and needed around 3 feet to do BOTH...

https://www.westmarine.com/western-paci ... 36103.html

James Power
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Re: RUDDER PACKING

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Hey All,

Speaking of rudders, there were a few different designs on how the rudder stock was secured from slipping down. If yours has a bronze collar with set screws installed above the packing gland nut it’s a good idea to confirm the set screws are tight and the shaft has been dimpled to receive the screws.

James

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