The stuffing box and the 6 ply hose was replaced recently with 4 new aluminum straps.
The 3 strips of 1/4" flax is Gore-Tex that provides long life with less friction. It drips less.
Flax can be purchased from https://www.emarineinc.com/GFO-Packing-1-4-in-6-mm-2-foot
part number GFO25000A $ 14.50 ( as of 10-2021)
The Lana-cote that is added provides water tight seal for less dripping.
Both the propeller shaft and the coupling were replaced including the strut bushing.
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