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Old 07-09-2013
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Tartan Piper 28 Stuffing Box Maintenance

I'm trying to replace the packing on our '92 Tartan Piper 28 but there's not enough room to pull the nut far back enough to pull out the old and put in the new. In talking to the boatyard and looking online it seems the only option is to cut the shaft and redo everything.

I also found there are some alternative methods when putting it back together using a PSS shaft seal or a split coupling to make access easier in the future.

I'm curious if there are any other Tartan owners that have run into this same issue and what they found worked best.

Thanks!
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