Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering hydraulic line

Eric Freedman


I have found that the plumbers wrench slips when a lot of force is needed to tighten the nut. When the packing is new it is a no brainer, but when the packing gets compressed, it slips.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:38 PM
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering hydraulic line



You can buy one from Amel and that will work.  You can have one custom made, and that will work.  


Or you can buy what, in the USA, is called a "plumber's slip wrench"...  and that will work just as well.



I am generally not a fan of "adjustable" wrenches, but in this case these work fine.  You can buy the same wrench from a marine supply store as a "packing gland wrench" for twice the price too...


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Rock Sound Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas

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