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  1. Stuffing Box Difficulties

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, Thanks for reading this. I have C&C33 with Atomic 4 and V-drive. The stuffing box is directly below the V-drive and almost impossible to tighten. I have made tools, bought 6 different sized pipe-wrenches and even tried a set of crowsfoot wrenches and I still can't tighten the lock nut...
  2. Stuffing Box identification

    Gear & Maintenance
    I recently purchased a '66 Pearson Countess and the stuffing box is pouring a steady trickle of water into the bilge. I previously had an Alberg 35 with a PSS dripless seal, so I have never dealt with a traditional stuffing box and am trying to get all my ducks in a row before I head over for a...
  3. Stuffing Box Problem

    I'm having some trouble with the stuffing box on the prop shaft of my sailboat and I was hoping someone on this forum may be able to shed some light on the problem. It started last fall, so we had the guys at the marina repack the stuffing box over the winter, but that did not fix the problem...
  4. Rudder stuffing box detached and leaking

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi, My rudder post leaks water between the hull and bottom of stuffing box because it is not attached to the hull at all. I have never worked on a rudder but I am assuming this is bad. I am assuming the box is supposed to be fastened to the hull and the rudder shaft is supposed to rotate inside...
  5. Stuffing Box Mystery

    Gear & Maintenance
    Greetings, I just opened my stuffing box to find all of the packing gone. Measured the dimensions and found that I need 1/4" packing to fit snugly between the shaft and the interior dimension of the stuffing box. The problem is that all of the resources I've read indicate that I need to...
  6. Tartan Piper 28 Stuffing Box Maintenance

    I'm trying to replace the packing on our '92 Tartan Piper 28 but there's not enough room to pull the nut far back enough to pull out the old and put in the new. In talking to the boatyard and looking online it seems the only option is to cut the shaft and redo everything. I also found there...
  7. Leaking Stuffing Box

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a traditional wooden boat which has a hard wood stuffing box! For the past 3 years it has had a slow leak at about 2/3 drips per minute. Revciently the leak has increased. Is there any good way to reduce leaks in a hard wood stuffing box?