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Old 10-04-2011, 18:46   #1
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Stern Tube Hose

A customer asked me to help him install his stuffing box, shaft and prop.

When he handed me the stuffing box......it had a regular piece of Exhaust/Water Hose on it.......I said where did you get this? He said
**** ******. They said it would work. I told him I would get the proper stuffing box hose and what the difference was.

He WILL sleep better at night.
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Re: Stern tube hose

What is the difference Chief ?
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Re: Stern tube hose

Doing this now on my boat. Obviously there's a big difference between something that will (probably) work versus doing it the right way. I hate wondering if I will see just the mast sticking up out of the water next time I go down to the boat.

Found hose made for stern tubes by Buck Algonquin. Looks like good stuff. Now I want to pick some good clamps to hold it on. Just as important as the hose. Got any recommendations?

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Re: Stern tube hose

One difference I noticed is the hose is MUCH thicker than heater hose or other types. Assume probably also very resistant to oil, fuel, cleaners and other stuff that might end up in your bilge.
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Re: Stern tube hose

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One difference I noticed is the hose is MUCH thicker than heater hose or other types. Assume probably also very resistant to oil, fuel, cleaners and other stuff that might end up in your bilge.
Mostly torque resistant!
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Re: Stern Tube Hose

Chief Engineeer is correct, stern tube rubber is not ordinary rubber, BUT, it's amazing how many people just stick on standard rubber tubing, little do people realise that if that rubber seal breaks, your in deep deep s---t!.(or more likely water!)

For example on my boat which has just a 1" Dia prop shaft the stern tube rubber is 3/8" thick, It also as stated should be double Jubilee clipped both ends.

Any stern tube seal should be regularly checked as if it starts leaking at sea boy do you have a problem!

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Mostly torque resistant!
--and yet--PSS, and similar type seals use single ply rubber. Its all about friction between moving contact surfaces.
Just sayin'
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It also as stated should be double Jubilee clipped both ends.
Ok, had to look that one up as I had never heard of a Jubilee clip. Learned that's what the guys across the pond call a hose clamp.
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Ok, had to look that one up as I had never heard of a Jubilee clip. Learned that's what the guys across the pond call a hose clamp.
OK, I'll admit that your simplification of the English language is, on occasion, quite sensible. When I was first told that most boats sink for want of a 25p jubilee clip, I thought 'royalty'...
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OK, I'll admit that your simplification of the English language is, on occasion, quite sensible. When I was first told that most boats sink for want of a 25p jubilee clip, I thought 'royalty'...
Ah, a concession. What about learning how to spell colour or cheque?
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Re: Stern Tube Hose

The Jubilee clips are in the boot next to the ring spanners
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Chief Engineeer is correct, stern tube rubber is not ordinary rubber, BUT, it's amazing how many people just stick on standard rubber tubing, little do people realise that if that rubber seal breaks, your in deep deep s---t!.(or more likely water!)

For example on my boat which has just a 1" Dia prop shaft the stern tube rubber is 3/8" thick, It also as stated should be double Jubilee clipped both ends.

Any stern tube seal should be regularly checked as if it starts leaking at sea boy do you have a problem!

That might be the cleanest bilge I've ever seen. Has this boat ever actually been in the water or was it painted the day before the photo?
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