Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

Olaf Bauer

Hi Paul,


Here is how I did it:


For the shaft packing  I used 70cm of PTFE Flax shaft packing 5/16” which have to cut into three pieces. Cut the corners at an angle for a better sealing.

I never remember the length of each part but you can use the old packings or the hole for measurement.

When installing the new packing coat them with silicon grease.



When taking into place be sure that the cuts are as fare away from each other for better sealing:

See also



Fair winds



S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392

currently in Trinidad




From: <> On Behalf Of Paul Stascavage via
Sent: Samstag, 31. Oktober 2020 17:15
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material


Good day all,

I recently ordered the packing material from AMEL.

I specifically requested:

"Quantity 2 - Package of 3 rings of packing material for the Rudder Post"

What I received was two individual lengths of material (70 cm each) - see attached photo.

My question is,  has AMEL switched to 1 piece of material rather than 3 or did I only receive 2 of the 3 rings?

I am hoping someone will be able to answer the question based on the length of material supplied (70 cm).

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
On The Hard - Severn Yachting Center - Hayes, VA

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