Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box


Eric Freedman
 

Jeff,

I have that tool. For the Amel the packing is so tight I was unable to remove any packing with it.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

 

 

Just to add to the conversation, there is a tool that is specific for the removal of packing. A shipyard would have one available. It is somewhat shaped like a corkscrew, with a thinner and longer screw part, and a longer "T" handle.

One was used successfully to remove the little bit of packing left in the rudder stuffing box of the F/V Alisha J before I ran her down to Shinnecock from Meteghanm NS, Can. Didn't leak a drop, and it was a slow drizzle before that.

The yard was all commercial, and perhaps that is why the tool was used in common practice.

Jeff 54 #14 Spirit
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:27 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box
To: "amelyachtowners@..."

> Hi Thomas,
> I would only add that turning a sixth of a turn (or two) will
> let you put the securing plate back to its previous location.The
> adjustment is not so accurate...
> Olivier
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:21 AM, "sailormon
> kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
> wrote:
>
>
>   As Bill mentioned a slight turn on the nut will stop your
> leak. I would have someone cut a short wrench for you out of
> aluminum plate. There is a photo on kimberlites section in the
> photos section.You need a large wrench and there is a small area
> to work.You just turn the nut till the leak stops and then align
> the nut with locking plate and you are done.Repacking the rudder
> stuffing box is tedious as the packing is rather hard to remove.
> I used a flat screwdriver as a chisel to remove all 3 rings of
> packing.I would suggest you get the packing from Amel as it is
> already precut, also a spare nut.  It was  suggested by dow
> corning  to use Molykote silicone grease  it is specially
> formulated for packing.Fair WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
> Maramu #376  From: amelyachtowners@...
> [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:58 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box    Just tighten
> the nut about 1/4 turn and you will be fine  BillBeBe 387  On
> Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM, thomas.kleman
> wrote:  I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422,
> currently in Bonaire. I have a very slow drip from the stuffing
> box that increases somewhat in sailing conditions. I have read
> every post twice regarding this topic and hope the "old salts"
> can shed some light on this. My nylon nut under the quadrant is
> secured in place by a siezing plate (two screws) so a small
> tightening turn would involve re-siting this plate. I'm due for
> a haulout in about 6 months.   My inclination is to give it a
> small tightening turn and see if that improves things. My
> understanding is that with some finesse, this maneuver can be
> done without removing the quadrant and attachments. Can someone
> suggest a grease or materials used in repacking this if/when it
> comes to that ? If a better approach exists I'm all ears. I'm
> aware that a lot of things get broken on boats when over-
> reacting to small problems. Thanks.   #yiv0867101191
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