Re: Dripless shaft seal
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I have also seen exhaust hose used for stuffing boxes and so far have not seen a failure. Perhaps the exhaust hose is being used by yards since they tend to have that hose on hand whereas the proper hose is becoming a bit of a specialty item? Like yourself I feel that this is a critical hole in the boat so I was glad to spend a few extra dollars to get the much heavier Algonquin hose. You could perhaps write to Shields and ask about the suitability of using the exhaust hose in this application. I can tell you that the old hose that I removed on my Maramu was also very heavy wall.
Best of luck,