Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

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Packing material for water cooled prop shafts

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I have recently had to repack shafts on a tug with water cooled gland packings. We used some older packing which i believed to be a tallow covered hemp fiber? It was a white fiber tallow coated packing anyway. I tried to reorder the same stuff but was told by ROBCO all tallow coated packing is now black flax. I have had issues with flax packings recently. Does anyone know a company that still manufactures the white fiber tallow packing or what that fibre was? Thanks in advance.

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We have had good luck using Kohinoor packing on our older ships.

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You might check out this link
http://www.busytrade.com/hotkeyword/pro ... cking.html

I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for but if you search tallow on this page there is a listing for tallow and cotton yarn packing. Maybe its what you are looking for.

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Man,on man, all that asbestos packing on the link from China...scares me to think how much of that I used over the years

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But you wore a mast when you worked with it...right?? :roll:

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Just like every other engineer from 25-30 years ago.

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And still today....

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after all these years, now I know what the masks were for...........

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Sure beats picking all that black dust out of your nose at night... :D

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Unless you are in China, where they have a cottage industry making masks from bra cups.
Would you like yours frilly :lol:

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Hmm, those crafty chinese...do you suppose they use the underwire for the nosepiece? :wink:

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complete with straps to hold it on.........

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But...where do you put the other bump??? :roll:

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That's the "used but good" spare :wink:

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Hmm, so what we're talking about here is guys walking around with a lacy pink cup hung upside down on their nose, straps hooked around their ears (and I guess strapped behind their head for extra security), with a spare cup bobbing around their cheek - I expect this would be accompanied by a $#!^ eating grin. :lol:

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