Hands-On Stuffing Box Tips
Photos By Capt. Vincent Daniello
Stuffing The Box
DIY stuffing box maintenance saves dollars and makes sense.
Propeller-shaft stuffing boxes—often the only holes below the waterline without a valve—can quickly deteriorate from a slow drip to pouring water. Repacking your own isn’t hard when the boat is out of the water, and once you’ve done it, emergency in-water repairs aren’t hard either.
This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.