[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Sat, November 27 2021, 09:25Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12[3]45678910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: - Saturday - 03/20/10 - 8:54pm
Author: Randall
Subject: Material advances and time of job
In reply to: Randall, Murre, M31 's message, "Replacing Packing Gland Material" on - Friday - 03/19/10 - 8:52pm

Forgot to mention the job took about three hours. I was really pleased I'd chosen to be taught this one as it would have taken me all day. For example, I wouldn't have known to look for three rings of packing, nor would I have ever thought of the nut removal trick.

Thanks Mark. I felt such relief over getting the job done I just had to write it up. Funny how some jobs can really knaw at you. Have been feeling fairly discouraged of Murre this winter. Gloomy, wet weather, a rewiring job that goes on and on, and a leaky stern gland had left me feeling blue. But I woke the morning after this job with affection again for the old girl.

Speaking of material advances, I mentioned to Ken that when I had the packing replaced last (four/five years ago?) I'd been told it was a drippless install. "Funny," he said, "packing material has undergone a revolution in the last two years w/GTU and Teflon grease, etc. I can't imagine them calling it 'drippless' back then."

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


[> [> Packing Rudder Post -- Kathy M32#3 Shadow, - Sunday - 03/21/10 - 11:25am

The rudder post also has three strands of packing flax, which after 25 years was surprisingly discovered when the deck was being taken off. After 40 years it looked in good shape, so don't be to concerned. I'm learning as I sail along.

[ Edit | View ]

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.