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Old 26-04-2011, 13:26   #1
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Change Clamps in the Water?

My 33 Hunter is at a marina at a fresh water lake. An inspection of the rubber tube connecting the boat to the stuffing box revealed that the two clamps on the boat end of the hose (double clamped each end) are of inferior quality and corroding. I would like to replace them with AWAB clamps but am not planning a haulout in the near future. Access to the clamp is typical doable but difficult. Do I dare do this while in the water and if so, with what precautions? The clamps do not appear to be leaking yet.
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Old 26-04-2011, 13:58   #2
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Double clamped... man... why do people ask easy questions.... take of one and fit new replacement... then do second.... repeat process for the other pair.... maybe 5 or 6 drops enter the boat....
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:08   #3
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

He was asking for it!
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:36   #4
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

Just loosen the one in the middle and see if it leaks.
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:47   #5
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

Thanks I guess.
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:50   #6
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

you can take all the clamps off and probably not see much water come in.

Come on out to Block Island and watch us change a shaft while the boat is in the water. We do it all the time. Once you get over the panic, it's no big deal.
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

Tex just take one off at a time and replace you need to crush the rubber or what ever the bellows is made of, then do the next order doesn't matter.
Boatman 61 not every one is as gifted as you as to the intricacy all things boats give the person a break. we all had to learn!!!!!!! that gets us from point A to B
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Tex just take one off at a time and replace you need to crush the rubber or what ever the bellows is made of, then do the next order doesn't matter.
Boatman 61 not every one is as gifted as you as to the intricacy all things boats give the person a break. we all had to learn!!!!!!! that gets us from point A to B
Mike.... I'm no more gifted than the next guy...
we all need help if we don't know something and there's a lot I don't know...
I did apologise when I answered.... with the reason as well...
he's a big boy and I reckon he's taken a bit of flak before and likely will again...
I would offer but then he might panic thinking I'm gay....
Oh hell... now I'm gonna have someone else complain about me to the 'Mods' for being un PC....
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

boaty--yer never pc.....lol--is why i love ye so much!!!! rofl....... and -- you are correct--- as you stated it earlier----8i figger if a pss seal didnt sink the leaky teaky i know of on its way to guam, then this aint gonna sink the boat in a lake.
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I really do appreciate the info. Better to ask an ignorant question than sink the boat.
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

Try Changing the packing on a 12" shaft while the boat is in the water.

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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

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Oh hell... now I'm gonna have someone else complain about me to the 'Mods' for being un PC....
hummmmm... I need ta check and see if PC is one of the community rules >; -}>

and Sail tex? I have one of these;



Clamptite Tool Standard 4-3/4", Specialty Tools - GEMPLER'S

and I love it for sticky locations. This gets in and is easy to clamp even in tight quarters. WAY easier than a traditional clamp that must be screwed tight... I could never seem to get the screw lined up to easily tighten all the way. With this gadget I always get it right and I can double clamp on even very short stubs.

get good stainless wire of course.
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Tex... aint no such thing as a stupid question... if you don't know the answer...
better to put up with a smart ass 'Brit' than possibly sink your boat...
Don't hesitate to ask anything else mate...
some of us (me) take a bit of getting used to but we're all here to help each other...
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Hey Sara... nifty little gadget lass... nice one
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Re: Change Clamps in the Water?

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hummmmm... I need ta check and see if PC is one of the community rules >; -}>

and Sail tex? I have one of these;



Clamptite Tool Standard 4-3/4", Specialty Tools - GEMPLER'S

and I love it for sticky locations. This gets in and is easy to clamp even in tight quarters. WAY easier than a traditional clamp that must be screwed tight... I could never seem to get the screw lined up to easily tighten all the way. With this gadget I always get it right and I can double clamp on even very short stubs.

get good stainless wire of course.
You use a screwdriver to tighten a clamp? Try a 5/16 socket with a 1/4 in drive. The specialty tool is basically equivalent to a pair of pliers and wire. I use that when I can't find a clamp. Jury rig special. lol
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