Stuffing box

For those not familiar, the stuffing box and shaft log are the bits the propeller shaft enters the boat thru. Being underwater having them leak would be a bad thing. To prevent said leakage I pulled apart the stuffing box yesterday.

I was worried it would be corroded to the point of being useless but we got lucky and she came apart fairly easily.

The stuffing itself seemed to be a clay like substance, not your standard packing.

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I then had to clean the parts up.

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Lucky for us the shaft looks really nice with no pitting under the box.

The new shaft log hose ( connects the box to the hull) I ordered from CD was too large. It turns out our shaft log and stuffing box are 1 1/2″ not the 1 5/8 that we got in the mail. No matter, we will putting the stuffing box back together this weekend after obtaining the proper hose.

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Throttle Lever

Removed the old throttle lever from the cockpit. Seems the internals are so corroded together I can’t move the throttle independently from the shifter. Hopefully I can pull it apart on the bench and rebuild.

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