Hi All, I have a 1983 WD Schock Newport Electric Packet (AKA Duffy Boat). I recently rebuilt the stuffing box rope seal, and I have been trying to adjust it to achieve a slight drip running and mostly drip free stopped. I can only get the opposite to occur. I'm wondering if I already damaged the wax impregnated flax rope seal from heat since it hasn't been dripping while underway. It drips more while its not turning. I need to replace my stave bearing, so I was considering installing a mechanical seal/dripless seal and get rid of this stuffing box all together while I had the shaft removed. Any thoughts on what might be going on with the stuffing box? It seemed to go together perfectly. I have plenty more rope seal I can throw at it if you think its over heated and damaged.