Re: Rudder Stuffing Box
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I install the packing with a axel grease on the rudder post and the perimeter of the inside of the stuffing box.
I drive the stuffing down with a large diameter piece if PVC pipe and a small sledge hammer until the packing bottoms out.
Over the years I have had the top few threads of the stuffing box strip.
This fall I had a 10 mm thick round piece of fiberglass made with the inside formed around the nut, thus threaded.
Its outside diameter is about the same as the stuffing box.
It was fixed in place with epoxy and screws. I now have a stuffing box with 5 pieces of packing.
Having 5 pieces of packing also allows 4 pieces to be changed in the water.
If you have a big shop vac you can also change all the packing while in the water with some weight moved to the bow.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
As an opinion, I would not relaunch before getting a solution. So it works on launch... how about in 2 years??
On Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 10:32 Thomas Kleman, <lorient422@...> wrote: