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Search: Posts Made By: mahonri
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

From another thread I have running on the Cape Dory forums, I guess this method is the usual way. The shaft log is metal and not a fiberglass tube so it's pretty tough.

-Mo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

Phew, emergency over. And to think all it would take is the proper tools. Finally got the locking nut loose with a small 2lb sledge and a "demolition driver" full length steel screwdriver. Still will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

Caleb, thanks for the reply. Luckily I am in a slip and plugging in the battery charger was one of the first things I did. Also luckily I'm staying on the boat at the moment and don't have to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

After pounding at it for a while with a screwdriver and hammer, I'm letting it soak in pb blaster for the moment. I see in the picture that it looks like the two nuts have separated, but this isn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

Faster - It's telling me that I have a private message from you but won't let me access it do to me being a new member. You can email me at mahonrig (at) gmail and I'll send the pictures back....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Re: Cape Dory stuffing box leak

Blowinstink-
Yes, if the special wrenches came with the boat I sure haven't seen them. I did register at the cape dory forum but unfortunately it seems to take a little while for an administrator to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By mahonri
Cape Dory stuffing box leak

Hello everyone, I'm the new owner of a 1978 Cape Dory 28. After moving the boat to it's new home I've now got a steady stream of water coming out of the stuffing box that's causing the bilge pump to...
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