Re: Stern tube hose
Arlo,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
I was wondering how you were measuring the OD on your stuffing box and stern tube? I have always sized my hose to the root or the base/pipe OD of the fitting which does not include the barbs. The hose without wire (even the thick BA hose) is pretty soft and will pretty easily stretch to fit over the barbs if it is sized to fit the base “pipe” OD of the fittings. The Buck Algonquin 5 ply Packing Gland hose should be available in a size to fit your stuffing box. 2”, 2 1/4”, 2 3/8” etc. see link below. There used to be a number of suppliers in the US, should still be some. If you get stuck let me know and I will do some research if you want to use this type of hose.