Step 4: Cut three rings of packing with a sharp utility knife using the shaft to measure length and also to find the correct angle for both cuts to meet along the arc of the shaft. If it’s even slightly long, the packing won’t fit into the stuffing box—a tiny gap is fine.
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶