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Loose clamps on stuffing box

When removing the old stuffing box today as part of my project switching over to the PSS, I found the clamps on the stuffing box "hose" were not tight at all enough for me to be able to unscrew them with just the wrench socket holding in my fingers (no handle). All 4 were the same - not tight at all. My guess is over the last 30+ years the rubber shrunk enough to allow them to loose the tight grip. One day, that could have turned into a really bad day on the water if I didnt take on this project.

I would encourage anyone to check the condition of stuffing box 4 clamps on their boats.
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Re: Loose clamps on stuffing box

Yes, I check the tightness of our input hose every year. Using good hose clamps help out a lot as well. I can't say enough good things about AWAB clamps.

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Re: Loose clamps on stuffing box

Good heads up. Actually checking ALL the hose clamps on your thruhulls for condtion and tightness once a year is a good thing to do.
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