Stus-List Stuffing box

robert robertabbott at eastlink.ca
Wed May 20 14:45:28 EDT 2015


Sean:

I was being facetious .......mine were bought at the Binnacle, a marine 
retailer, and not Home Depot.....and they have never slipped off and 
skinned my knuclkes.

Rob

On 2015-05-20 2:35 PM, Sean Richardson via CnC-List wrote:
>
> they're kind of flimsy and probably not the best for breaking loose a 
> really stubborn jam nut. Regardless of what it’s proper name is I'm 
> sure you'll quickly come up with many colorful alternatives the first 
> time it slips off and skins your knuckles.
>
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM, robert via CnC-List 
> <cnc-list at cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>> wrote:
>
>     Oh no....here we go again....'tie bar' versus 'through bolt and
>     now 'an adjustable packing nut wrench' versus 'an adjustable slip
>     nut wrench'......I prefer the Home Depot version over West Marine
>     because of the price.....and I don't really care what the tool is
>     called.
>
>     Rob Abbott
>     AZURA
>     C&C 32 - 84
>     Halifax, N.S.
>
>     On 2015-05-20 12:15 PM, Sean Richardson via CnC-List wrote:
>>     That's actually a plumbers slip nut wrench and what I used on my
>>     recent repack......worked like a charm.
>>
>>      $3.36 @ Homedepot.
>>     http://www.homedepot.ca/product/brasscraft-adjustable-slip-nut-wrench/909063
>>
>>
>>
>>     On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM, robert via CnC-List
>>     <cnc-list at cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         I have two of these on board.....easier to work with than
>>         ordinary pipe wrenches although I have tightened with pipe
>>         wrenches.
>>
>>         http://www.westmarine.com/buy/seafit--adjustable-packing-nut-wrench--290280
>>
>>         Rob Abbott
>>         AZURA
>>         C&C 32 - 84
>>         Halifax, N.S.
>>
>>         On 2015-05-19 1:52 PM, Michael Brown via CnC-List wrote:
>>>         On the Buck Algonquin bronze stuffing boxes this works well:
>>>
>>>         http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/10-in-wide-opening-adjustable-wrench/A-p8306623e
>>>
>>>         Handles about a 2" nut.
>>>
>>>         Michael Brown
>>>         Windburn
>>>         C&C 30-1
>>>
>>>
>>>             Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 12:43:34 -0300
>>>             From: "Dr. Mark Bodnar" <drbodnar at accesswave.ca>
>>>             <mailto:drbodnar at accesswave.ca>
>>>             To: C&C list <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
>>>             <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
>>>             Subject: Stus-List Stuffing box
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>>>
>>>             First sail/journey of the year. Bedford to Deep Cove in
>>>             Mahoney Bay - approx 50 nautical miles.
>>>             Left Bedford Yacht Club and motored out thru Halifax
>>>             Barbour, around Chebucto Head and through Samboro
>>>             passage - minimal wind and dead on the nose.
>>>             Quite pleased with motor overall. I replaced a broken
>>>             engine mount and the new one (a generic mount I modified
>>>             to fit) was way better. Engine needs to be re-aligned -
>>>             hopefully that will decrease vibration even more. 
>>>             Advice appreciated. I've read about it - difficult?
>>>
>>>             On arrival my stuffing box was dripping a fair bit.
>>>             Little more than 1 drop per second
>>>             Tried to tighten but couldn't separate the 2 nuts.
>>>             Sprayed a little PB Blaster - but I'll need a second
>>>             wrench to counter with rather than spinning whole unit.
>>>             Any suggestions? Are locking pliers OK?
>>>
>>>             Mark
>>>
>>>             CS 30 Prosecco
>>>
>>>
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