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Old 24-01-2011, 05:49   #1
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Spartan Packing Gland ?

My packing gland (stuffing box) is not the standard arrangement with flats that tighten with normal packing gland wrenches, but looks like a Spartan box. Is the Spartan design unique to Spartan? Can these type wrences be bought from others?
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Old 24-01-2011, 06:46   #2
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Is yours the type with notches all the way around? I have a Spartan gland and while the owner's manual and their catalogue say you can put a flathead screwdriver in one of the notches and rap it with a mallet, I didn't have much luck with that procedure. After a week of struggling to no avail to get my packing glad apart (it was pretty neglected when I bought the boat), I broke down and paid the $50 bucks for the wrenches from Spartan. Once they arrived it took all of 5 seconds to free the gland. They are expensive but worth it. I couldn't find wrenches that would work anywhere else.
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I've used standard pipe wrenches and strap wrenches on Spartan Stuffing Box Nuts.

http://spartanmarine.com/catalog.html
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Yes, notches all the way around. Looks just like the ones on Sparton's web site. Just wanted to make sure it was truly a Sparton before ordering the expensive wrenches. Wasn't sure if this design is Sparton only.
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