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Stuffing Box into new hose?

Just received my new box and hose from Catalina. The hose is 1 5/8" id and the box is 1 3/4". What's the trick to getting the hose to stretch? I assume you put the box on the hose before setting on the stern tube?

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Put the end of the hose in a bowl of very hot water, this will soften it allowing you to push it on.
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Or you can heat the end of the hose up with a heat gun, if you have one.
Then stick in on before it cools.
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However, don't overheat the hose, or you'll permanently deform it...and that would cause it to leak.
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