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4620Re: [campernicholson] Re: Deep Sea Seal

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    Feb 6, 2009
      Hello John
      Yes, Blue Days (35/209) has the original stuffing box on a flexible hose and it has worked perfectly for 25 years. With the V-drive replacement of the hose is not exactly easy but not too difficult. I think Lloyds specified replacement of the hose every two years but that is probably excessive. However, failure would be a bit catastrophic!
      Michael Forsdyke
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      Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:13 PM
      Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Re: Deep Sea Seal

      Do any of you CN 35 owners have the original stuffing box?  We do and it seems to be very efficient.  I've had to replace the hose between the hull and the plastic fitting, but nothing else.  The hose was easy to find.  I bought a full piece and cut it to length.  So far in 16 years I've replaced it twice.  It's an easy job with a hydraulic drive.
      s/v Passport, CN 35 #85

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