Re: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue

Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...>

You should be able to buy a stuffing box with anything from 2" to 2.5" hose. I
just repowered my boat with the yanmar, new shaft, prop. and I installed a PSS
dripless stuffing box. I can't remember what the hose size was offhand. I will
be at my boat tonite, I will try to get you my measurement. It wasn't 2.5 I know
that. I will have to call you or email you tomorrow as I will not be near my
computer. I would call you tonite, about the sails, but I am going fishing at
3:30 am and got to get some sleep. Eric

From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 6:43:29 PM
Subject: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue

The boat is in Mexico and I'm in the states doing some shopping. Before I left I
noted that our stuffing box is attached to the log with 2 inch (51mm) hose. When
I went to buy a new stuffing box today I discovered they are set up for 2.5 inch
hose not 2 inch. I am wondering if someone cut some threads inside the existing
stuffing box and screwed in a 2 inch diam tailpiece. If that's the common scheme
it would be easy enought to duplicate. I'd like to know as much as possible
before we haul the boat.

Our boat has a 1 3/8 inch shaft and it's been repowered with a Yanmar so there
is actually a lot of room behind the engine.


Dave Benjamin
Maramu #29

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