packing size for stuffing box?

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Hoff179
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packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Hoff179 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:57 pm

I am a new 7.9 owner and my new old boat was been out of the water for a few years. I would like to repack the stuffing box and have not found any info on the packing size . The 1982 boat is very original with the standard 7.5 engine. Does anyone know the packing size?

Jim Kloss
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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Jim Kloss » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:08 am

Use two pieces of 1/8".

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Hoff179
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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Hoff179 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:09 am

thanks ,
I will order the 1/8 inch
hoff179

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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by MnM20 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Concur on the 1/8. Just did it this year. Hand tighten and give a quarter turn with a wrench. It's almost perfect.

Consider Cutlass as well if you are doing this work. I've had my shaft out (more than once) at this point so i can walk you through it all. Stuffing box is easier without the shaft anyways.

I feel like us D7 guys should keep each other's contact information for sharing war stories. I'm sending you both you a PM.
"Maiden Michigan" S2 7.9 #20

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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Jim Kloss » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 am

Ditto on sharing information by us Yanmar owners.

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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Rock & Roll » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:05 pm

I'd like to share info on Inboards as well.
I purchased #182 in 2018.
It came with a D7, but its in the garage.
I'd like to put it back where it belongs.
And get rid of the outboard.
Larry Jensen
Allegro #182
Amherst Island, Lake Ontario

Hoff179
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Re: packing size for stuffing box?

Post by Hoff179 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Thank you for the input
Hoff179

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