Re: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue


i call it a sail drive--it is probably the same unit you have on your boat.
The engine is mounted facing aft and after the transmision ther is a gearbox that sends the power down a shaft to the aft of the keel and then another gearbox- a 6-10 inch shaft for the prop and line cutter.
Sm 376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:13 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue
To: amelyachtowners@...

Hi Eric, has your boat had the Amel drive replaced with a sail
drive or was it built with a sail drive in place?
Danny and Yvonne
Ocean Pearl SM299

Danny and Yvonne

--- On Tue, 16/11/10, kimberlite@...

From: kimberlite@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, 16, November, 2010, 4:13 PM

we have a saildrive unit on our super maramu,
however if you are referring to a prop shaft stuffing box,
Spartan Marine makes the worlds finest stuffing box in all sizes
2 and 2 1/2 inches and many more. They are designed to be
adjusted with a hammer and screwdriver or their special wrench.
Look them up on the web.
Fair winds
eric sm 376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave_Benjamin
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010 9:43 pm
Subject: [Amel] Maramu stuffing box issue
To: amelyachtowners@...

The boat is in Mexico and I'm in the states doing some
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.
that's the common scheme it would be easy enought to
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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