Shaft/ packing size

Jan 21, 2009
Catalina 30 Lake Perry, KS
Haven't been able to find an answer through search function. Does anyone know what size shaft packing/flax to use on a 1988 Cat 30 with the 29XP engine? Thanks
Feb 26, 2004
Catalina 34 224 Maple Bay, BC, Canada
Most use 3/16". You can measure how big it needs to be by backing off the stuffing box. It should also be in the manual. There's a C30 association or dott com, plus perhaps a Yahoo or Google group.