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  • Graphtex Ultra GTU Shaft Packing

    Graphtex Ultra GTU Shaft Packing

    Shaft packing with blend of W.L. Gore fibers and graphite fibers that are impregnated with PTFE....

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    Price: $7.60 to $32.32
  • Buck Algonquin Packing Box Hose

    Buck Algonquin Packing Box Hose

    Heavy duty multi ply marine hose from Buck Algonquin, designed for self aligning packing boxes....

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    Price: $12.94 to $34.99
  • PTFE Flax Packing

    PTFE Flax Packing

    PTFE Flax Packing is braided from strong rovings and impregnated with PTFE. This combination offers...

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    Price: $5.38 to $11.47
  • Flax Packing - Spools

    Flax Packing - Spools

    Flax Packing is the standard replacement product for marine stuffing boxes worldwide. This packing...

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    Price: $19.08
  • Flax Packing Extractor Tools

    Flax Packing Extractor Tools

    Professionals repacking shaft stuffing boxes use this flexible extractor tool with a corkscrew tip...

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    Price: $7.71 to $9.29
  • Duramax Marine Water Lubricated Shaft Bushings

    Duramax Marine Water Lubricated Shaft Bushings

    Duramax water lubricated bushings are cutlass bearings that fit shafts in accordance with U.S. Navy...

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    Price: $62.44
  • Flax Packing

    Flax Packing

    Flax packing is used for shaft packing, and for leaky stuffing boxes. Flax Packing is braided from...

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    Price: $4.20 to $9.16
  • Mercury MerCruiser Drive/Bell Housing Gasket Set 27-94996T2

    Mercury MerCruiser Drive/Bell Housing Gasket Set 27-94996T2

    The Mercury Marine Drive/Bell Housing Gasket Kit properly seals the sterndrive to the bell housing...

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    Price: $7.81
  • Buck Algonquin Spud Style Packing Boxes

    Buck Algonquin Spud Style Packing Boxes

    Buck Algonquin Spud style packing boxes are cast from solid bronze, are self-aligning and fmachined...

    Price: $121.84 to $249.54
  • Buck Algonquin Complete Assembly Packing Boxes

    Buck Algonquin Complete Assembly Packing Boxes

    Complete assembly packing boxes with nut, spud and body of cast bronze, 5-ply marine exhast hose...

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    Price: $97.81 to $202.83
  • Sierra OMC Outdrive Bellows Kit

    Sierra OMC Outdrive Bellows Kit

    Sierra exhaust bellows kit for OMC Cobra outdrive models. This kit is an OEM replacement for OMC...

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    Price: $9.87 to $141.48
  • U-Joint Bellows for OMC Outdrives

    U-Joint Bellows for OMC Outdrives

    Sierra part number 18-2765 replaces oem u-joint bellows for OMC Cobra outdrives. Replaces OMC...

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    Price: $34.95
  • Mercruiser Exhaust Bellows

    Mercruiser Exhaust Bellows

    Mercruiser exhaust bellows from Sierra replace oem parts. Sierra part number 18-2750 replaces...

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    Price: $19.15
  • Volvo Drive Bellows Kits

    Volvo Drive Bellows Kits

    Replace oem Volvo drive unit rubber bellows with Sierra oem replacement drive bellows to fit all...

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    Price: $40.34
  • Mercruiser Alpha II Outdrive Gaskets

    Mercruiser Alpha II Outdrive Gaskets

    Sierra Gasket Kit 18-2619-1 supplies the necessary seals for servicing Mercruiser Alpha II...

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    Price: $12.33 to $16.80
  • Gimbal Bearing for Mercruiser/OMC Stern Drives

    Gimbal Bearing for Mercruiser/OMC Stern Drives

    Gimbal Bearing SIE 2100 replaces stern drive gimbal bearings for Mercury 30-60794A4, OMC 983937....

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    Price: $45.52
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Drive Seals and Parts for Stern Drive and traditional Inboard


Flax shaft packing in the stuffing box should permit enough water to drip and cool the spinning propeller shaft. It should drip at a rate of 8-10 drops per minute on most traditional inboard engines. If the packing is worn and leaky, this below the waterline seal should be serviced. Stuffing box lubricant prolongs the life of shaft packing while also reducing heat and friction. Elsewhere, flax packing is used to seal rudder posts and pumps.

Inspecting, troubleshooting and servicing marine drive systems will save money in the long run. Follow recommended service intervals. Simple vibration problems from engine-shaft-strut misalignment or from faulty engine mounts and loose struts can become catastrophic if left untended. This can result in rapid wear of cutlass bearings and stuffing boxes, shaft galling and worn universal joints and gimbal bearings. Couplings, strut integrity and cutlass bearings can be easily inspected out of the water seasonally as preventative maintenance. This is particularly important on older vessels.

Sterndrive service demands replacing common seals at the transom and protective covers such as bellows. We offer inboard/outboard parts compatible with Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo and most manufacturers. These parts need attention in the event of a grounding.

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