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Old 03-06-2014, 22:30   #16
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Re: Replacing stuffing box packing. Please tell me I'm crazy.

We've done this twice in the water. Used old walmart bags stuffed in from below. Then removed them after we were done. No big deal.

I've also helped a friend drill a hole for a depth meter. That was a bit more challenging, but completely doable.
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Re: Replacing stuffing box packing. Please tell me I'm crazy.

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A friend from Chicago drove to visit his son in Boston, stopped in Niagara Falls. The boats weren't running yet because of the ICE coming over the falls. Bang!
To be fair, we've not had a winter like that in decades. And Lake Ontario didn't freeze that much...it just got all the upstream ice in large, boat-holing chunks. The main effect is that the very cold lake and the increasingly hot land is making its own wind and mist, and you can't dress for either temperature...you have to carry fleeces down to the boat and change aboard.
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