Recommended hose for stern tube to stuffing box - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 02-28-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 530
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
GBurton is on a distinguished road
Recommended hose for stern tube to stuffing box

Anybody had experience with this short piece of hose? Recommendations?

TIA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-28-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Northeaster is on a distinguished road
go to :
Hamilton Marine - Search

search for packing (as it is also called a packing box )
They show some of the common sizes, and are under $10 each.

I am in Eastern Canada, and the local marine stores don't carry this type. People just seem to use heavy-duty heater hose, which is not recommended.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 530
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
GBurton is on a distinguished road
Thanks a lot
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
gtod25 is on a distinguished road
Post You need 5 ply marine exaust hose...

Check this web site for distributors in your area;

Buck Algonquin...Quality Marine Harware Since 1955

Do NOT use anything else. This is one area you do not want to cut corners.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Northeaster is on a distinguished road
gtod25 - I agree, you do NOT want to cut corners here, as it is obviously hard to replace in a few years. However, the stuffing / packing box hose that you can see, in the Hamilton Marine link, is NOT cutting corners, It is the proper hose, sold in new complete stuffing box assemblies. It may just be precut pieces of extremely good heater hose, but for $10, a fella can't go wrong buying it. It is very thick-walled, reinforced hose, and does not have the "wrapped" look, that many heater hose do.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 02-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 722
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
badsanta is on a distinguished road
When I redid mine I replaced the short hose that came with it to a longer one. I had several feet of exposed prop shaft, so I put on a longer hose. It made the stuffing box adjustment so much easer.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-01-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
gtod25 is on a distinguished road
Wink Cheer up Summer will be in E.C. in 4 or 5 months.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northeaster View Post
packing box hose that you can see, in the Hamilton Marine link, is NOT cutting corners,
Northeaster

I was casting no aspersions on your Hamilton marine recommendation, I was simply agreeing with your last paragraph. I know that you lot in Eastern Canada are just coming out of hibernation this time of year and are a bit cranky and very hungry, so I forgive you. Especially as I live in Miami.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-18-2008
RAGTIMEDON's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St Peters, MO
Posts: 389
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RAGTIMEDON is on a distinguished road
Several days ago I stumbled upon the best article I have ever seen on the subject of stuffing box repacking. One of the sailnet people posted a link to his description and photos. I tried to print it so I could take it with me and my 'puter wigged out -- I lost the link, the article, and all. I don't remember which of you was the author, and have spent about 3 hours looking, to no avail! Can you help me? The author had an old stuffing box in his tool chest, assembled it with a 1 inch stainless shaft for photographs. He had pictures of the tool he made to pick out the flax, a shot of a clean packing nut, taking a box apart with a pipe wrench and a basin wrench (same thing as a packing nut wrench!) and a good description. Can anyone lead me to the author and/or his web site? Thanks! ---Don
__________________
Don
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1980 Endeavour 37 sloop, currently in the Mississippi near St Louis
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-18-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Ragtimedon-

You're probably thinking of Halekai's article. I'll dig up a link for you in a bit if Halekai hasn't responded.

The articles are located HERE.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.

Last edited by sailingdog; 03-18-2008 at 09:07 PM. Reason: added link
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-18-2008
RAGTIMEDON's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St Peters, MO
Posts: 389
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RAGTIMEDON is on a distinguished road
Perfect! Thanks a bunch!
__________________
Don
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1980 Endeavour 37 sloop, currently in the Mississippi near St Louis
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stuffing Box into new hose? CellNav Gear & Maintenance 3 07-11-2007 06:28 AM
Help! We're Sinking! Don Casey Seamanship Articles 0 03-21-2002 07:00 PM
The Stuffing Box and Stern Tube Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 04-27-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.