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Just joined to hopefully educate myself from some of you old salts. I have had a few different boats over the years my last being a HR 42E, I have just changed it (two months ago) for a I P 380, after 16 years with the HR it's like learning to drive again. I have a small issue with it in as much it had a dripping stuffing box. On closer inspection it was found it is also is weeping at the aft end (in a very small space). Can someone please tell me if the tube that runs to the back was epoxied I place. It looks like years of spanners hŕve loosened the tube from however it was fixed. That said I am very happy with the boat. I will follow this site for any other posts that come up, Regards Tony B
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Anytime you attempt to fix a leak from the inside, you open up the possibility that the water will seek another path into the boat and causing a lot of unseen damage.
Sometimes it's much cheaper to bite the bullet and repair something properly up front.

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Re: New boy saying Hello!

HR to a IP you sound kind of salty already . Is this your stuffing box ? It is not epoxied on it is hose clamped on .

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