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Stuffing box hose question
I have a Buck Algonquin 1 3/4” Spud Style packing box on my Sabre (looks to be original) and need to replace the packing hose. After removing the previous hose, I see the fiberglass shaft log I have is 1 7/8”. It looks like the PO or Sabre used 2” hose and clamped it down to fit on the 1 ¾” packing box, but I’m not sure this is the correct way of doing things.
I know with other hoses that if heated in boiling water, can be made to fit easier. Will the Buck Algonquin 1 ¾” hose expand with boiling water enough to fit on the 1 7/8” shaft log? I first purchased the 2” hose because the old hose is all I brought home with me to order… now after trying to install it I measured the shaft log and packing box and found this issue.
I contacted Buck Algonquin about what they recommend and the engineers didn't have an answer.
1989 Sabre 34II Targa
Last edited by funjohnson; 02-21-2011 at 06:02 PM.