Yes, it should drip or at least weep water some. All forms of packing have to.I suspect I have to losen the stuffing box a bit. I did a 10 minute run from the yard where I worked on her to the new home port and as far as I could tell not one drip! I am using regular flax packing, so I suspect I have to have some drips happening while turning the screw.
I am open to hearing suggestions.
If you have someone else along who can steer, you might want to feel the packing nut to see how warm it gets.