ok here goes.. lined up diver for th external work--keeping arse stufffed so we dont sink. made appointments with writers of pms so we will get this show on hte road as it were-- whew-- skeeredness factor is diminishing.. thankyou 'boys'-- gotta love all of ye--- especially those who show up for this adventure,as well as those helping organize it-- replacement of a whole packing gland./stuffing box in the water
is a bit on the scary side...and the alternative is paying more than i can afford to spend in a bay of overpriced "marine" life..ssdi doesnt have quite the flexibility as working for a living did. was so counting on a former sailing mate to help with this as he had said we would do this when he got here- but is not getting here ever again--no i didnt break him-- he has a bad back injury precluding his ability to sail.
will be glad to not be STUCK anymore-- been working on htis for a long time,now.... good to finally feel like the end is near-- without seeing a holy roller with an end of world sign in hand.
is an old fashioned style bronze flange and stuffing box with a black hose.. my boat has dark pink flange and stuffing box, so is in need of changing out--also is missing the hosing..... so it doesnt work so well-- have toilet seal wax embedded and pushed into shaft log astern, the stuffing box is below the dinette seat-- soisnt like an ericson-or catalina
or any other boat with need of neonatal monkey trained intra-utero fot his kinda work. i have lotsa room for this adventure. pix by request in picasa.
bought boat with knowledge i would have to change out some kinda water letter inner--lol... and trade
bad for good engine-- done that --now ready for mobility.