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    Default Adjusting a Nylon Stuffing Box

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    Does anyone have any experience adjusting the nylon type stuffing boxes? Since the cotter pin holes only line up in one position, adjustments can only be made in full turn increments. Is a full turn too much for adjusting a stuffing box?

    -JJ

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    Default Re: Adjusting a Nylon Stuffing Box

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    Does anyone have any experience adjusting the nylon type stuffing boxes? Since the cotter pin holes only line up in one position, adjustments can only be made in full turn increments. Is a full turn too much for adjusting a stuffing box?

    -JJ

    I set my V-drive and mastercraft to Two or three drops per minute are adequate.
    You can adjust them a little looser, it will not hurt any thing ,you will just get more water in the bilge area.

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    Default Re: Adjusting a Nylon Stuffing Box

    never seen one....I'd think you could add more options for the cotter pin with a drill....

    For the bronze boxes, most people use the xx drip/min method....it usually gives you a conservative setting....I'm inclined to thing as long as it doesn't get 'hot', it should be ok and doesn't require a drip...

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    hey JJ, Check this out for info on stuffing boxes
    http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box&page=1

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