Packing or Stuffing box

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Packing or Stuffing box

Postby bill » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:32 am

BigM

Good Youtube video for packing stuffing box. :idea:

http://gfopacking.com/

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby Jm1001 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Does anyone know if all 1" shafts take 1/4 packing? My 28 express stuffing box needs attention at I cannot tell if it is 1/4 or 5/16.

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:42 am

When in doubt, go SMALLER and just add an additional ring.

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby Captainjack » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:32 pm

I installed this stuff 2 or 3 years ago, dry bilges
are wonderful. Capjac
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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby Jm1001 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Thanks, I will try the 1/4.

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby bill » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:44 pm

BigM
Source for odd size rubber hose for stuffing box and rudders.

http://mandrelbendingsolutions.com/5-pl ... r-reducer/

Thanks :) MetalHead

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:26 pm

Well I am still researching this actually. This site has the 1-7/8 but the miss match is 1-1/2 , not the needed 1-3/4.

Also with this being a silicon 5 ply hose, need to know how that specs to a typical hose.
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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby raymuir » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:45 pm

@ Metalhead....Did you ever find the rudder stuffing box hose in the 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" configuration? I have a 75 32' sedan slipped in Aquia, Virginia that is in dire need of new plastic stuffing boxes which I did find at a ski boat shop in La. The hose has been elusive...Thanks

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby barkleydave » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:20 am

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Re: Packing or Stuffing box

Postby raymuir » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:49 am

Thanks Dave, However I have already purchased the plastic stuffing boxes. I need the 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" hose to accommodate the 1 7/8" tube and the stuffing box which is 1 3/4".