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Old 03-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #41
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Corrosion Build-up

Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
0.007" clearance still should have allowed water flow to packing gland. That is not that tight. Unless clearance was jammed with corrosion.
Corrosion build-up was an added problem on top of the tight tolerance. Took the boat out Friday for a short photo shot (yes she is for sale) and upon returning to the slip the temperature was still a little warm 104 degrees but 20 degrees lower then when I took her to the yard. Still need to the let the packing wear in bot so far so good. Keeping fingers crossed.

>007 versus .015-.020 is a big difference in my opinion.

Thanks to all.

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:38 AM   #42
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Closest thing I could find was from Buck Algonquin. I thought I could search up several different types but they must be out of favor with all the dripless varieties currently available...

Bronze Packing Boxes - Rectangular Flange On Buck Algonquin

Originally Posted by Aquabelle View Post
BGlad (and anyone else): do you know the brand of the stuffing box shown in your photo at post #24? It looks just like mine, though mine is larger (for a 2 1/4" shaft). I have stainless drip-catch boxes under mine, with a drain line from these to a nearby shower-sump-pump no drips into bilge

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Old 03-26-2014, 09:04 PM   #43
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Hi John T.
I followed your many posts regarding your two N boats and now see you own N3522. Could you send to me your direct email at
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