Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size


We are stocking up on spare parts for our S Pacific cruise.  I am wondering about shelf life of the packing for the rudder stuffing box.  In 10 years I have only had to tighten the nut about 1/8 turn to stop a small leak.  It’s 20 years old so I want to be prepared if I need to change it.  Will this packing last indefinitely?  What if I vacuum seal it?

How much would you carry for a 5-10 year cruise?

As usual, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Kent & Iris

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