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Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

my stuffing bos, sans stuffing, only allows into boat enough water to empty every 2 hours to the count of exactly 45 seconds every 2 hours for a 800gph bilge pump. i can let 12 hours go by with only 120 seconds of pumping--dont ask me --i only count the seconds, i dont do the math.....with teflon stuffing, there was a huge improvement, but the alignment..yada yada quack quack.....
we will be designing a specific stuffing box for this boat as we go . i have a flanged unit that buck algonquin denies knowledge of and stares never saw ever in life one like this....ok. i own a formosa..we fabricate....we may even remember to post pix when we finish the design and install it.
we will add a third bilge pump and a manual one also. so far, i have travelled 2000 miles with my 'unknown to buck algonquin and man' flanged unit--with modifications, perhaps long enough to find a replacement. LOL or make one.

hecho en chine......rodlmao.
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