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Replacing the hose between the propeller shaft stuffing box and shaft log tube

Does anyone have any DIY experience with replacing the hose between the propeller shaft stuffing box and the shaft log tube?

Boat is 34 years old and access is through the cockpit lockers.

1. Is this a DIY project? Any good resources? Will all bolts likely be frozen? Will I be able to do this with an ordinary socket set and wrenches?

2. How much would this likely cost at a yard in the Potomac River area of the Bay?

The surveyor mentioned the possibility in the worse case that the shaft may have to be sawed off with a sawzall if I cannot unfreeze the bolts on the coupling.
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