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Question Rudder stuffing box

Has anyone replaced the rudder stuffing box on a W27?

Any idea of where to get one that will fit properly?

Would it be feasible to basically seal up the rusted stuffing box in a few layers of fiberglass cloth?

Sadly it appears that Watkins decided to use plain old mild steel for the stuffing box and it has some serious rust issues and is leaking a little, not around the rudder shaft, around the bottom of the stuffing box itself.
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Re: Rudder stuffing box

Chad... why not pose the question to the Watkins Owners website.. google it.. Alot more active Watkins 27 owners there..

As I cast off for that very first time,
The "rope" in my hand has now become "line".
And hauling the sails to the top of the mast,
That "rope", now a "halyard" holds strong, taught and fast.
Then sailing in brisk winds full force on a beat.
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Stupid yahoo, for the Watkins owners group, won't let me login even after having reset my password several times.
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