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Stuffing box

Stuffing Box & Packing

The purpose of a stuffing box is to keep water from entering the boat thru the hole that a shaft (prop, rudder) exits the boat. Which is better, a traditional stuffing box or a dripless replacement?

Flexible Coupling

Rudder Packing Gland

  • Information can also be found on the Edson web site. Edson Marine

Also of Interest

There are over a dozen Tech Notes on prop, shaft and the stuffing box for both the shaft as well as the rudder.