Just pulled my stuffing box and it turns out my replacement hose is too big, so I need another one.
I measured my stuffing box barb and got a hair over 1 5/8 on the neck and 1 3/4 on the rim. See pictures to see if this makes sense.
I really want to replace with a Buck Algonquin hose. However they seem to only come in 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 (got the 2 inch and it is way to big).
I figured a 1 5/8 would be the perfect fit, but it isn't an option.
Can I make the 1 1/2 work with some heat? Or will the 1 3/4 work with some hose clamps even if the neck is slightly smaller? Or do I give up and find one that fits better? Suggestions for a high quality alternative is appreciated!
I considered replacing the box itself, but figure that doesn't help where the hose meets the boat. I haven't measured that part yet, but I assume it is 1 5/8.
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