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Boomer2_2
#1 Posted : Sunday, May 6, 2012 6:18:44 PM(UTC)
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I'm getting close to putting my engine back in the '66 26' Express, but was wondering how often you change the hose on the stuffing box? And what type of hose do you use?

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Michael
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#2 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 12:06:24 AM(UTC)
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I changed that one on my boat last year, took the old on off and told the car parts place what it was for (that it is a critical hose for staying affloat) and he sold me the best hose he had at about a buck an inch (hang tough Jeff) and it worked great. Did the other side this year too. Mine looked to be originals, 37 years old and probably still had many years left in em, better to error on the side of caution tho. While in there my packing was shot and switched to GFO type (thanks to all that recomended it) and it worked great. JM
75 FB express, "Big Enough II" twin 318s, 950hrs, raw water cooling, 1 to 1 transmisions, Beautiful Lake Charlevoix, MI

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#3 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 3:36:28 AM(UTC)
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They are called shaft logs cost under 10.00 most marine supply carry them or can get them. Do not use automotive hose these hoses need to be coast guard approved.
Bob
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:21:06 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Bob, did not know about the CG approved equipment part. Also, just a side note, the old packing wore my shafts down a few thou, I changed the length by an inch longer so as not to wear the shaft in the same spot. J
75 FB express, "Big Enough II" twin 318s, 950hrs, raw water cooling, 1 to 1 transmisions, Beautiful Lake Charlevoix, MI

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