GFO Marine Shaft Packing Product Details

Boat Drive Shaft

How to determine packing size.

It is easy to determine which size GFO fiber packing you need. Measure the inside diameter of the stuffing box (A) and subtract the outside diameter of the driveshaft (B),  then divide the result by 2.

Typical shaft stuffing box (gland shown open) and drive shaft (View Image)

Available sizes

1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ available in 24 inch packs.
1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″available in 30 inch packages –

These sizes accommodate most power and sail boats. Other sizes available on special order.

GFO by the Pound
Size 1/4″ 5/16″ 3/8″ 7/16″ 1/2″ 9/16 5/8″ 3/4″ 7/8″ 1″
feet/lb. 21 14 10 7 5.7 4.5 3.5 2.5 1.9 1.5
lbs./box 1 1 2 2 5 5 5 10 10 10

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GFO Shaft Packing Key Features

  • 30 years of proven performance
  • Name printed on the packing
  • Widest range of applications
  • Long lasting
  • Does not harden
  • Minimum shaft damage
  • Manufacturer’s reputation for highest quality fluid sealing products

GFO Shaft Packing Key Benefits

  • Confidence that the product will work every time
  • Easy to install & to remove
  • Reduces inventory levels by consolidating packing needs
  • Saves money & labor
  • Minimum downtime from re-packing pumps or resurfacing shafts

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