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Actually, depending on the size hose you need, Buck may be the only game in town. The hose is expensive, but it's really nice stuff. Hamilton Marine sells it. Take good measurements with a caliper, and measure both the stuffing box (the brass/bronze thing in the picture) and the shaft log to make sure a) they are the same size, and b) what size you actually need. I just went through this process earlier this year, and the several-week tale is in my blog if you're interested.

BTW, there ARE less expensive hoses that are being used all the time to replace this hose. And not too many vessels sink. But I don't think I'd want $5-15 being the thing that caused my boat to sink. If you can't get the right size hose, then that's another story. But measure carefully and you'll probably be fine.
 
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