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Old 30-01-2015, 07:36   #1
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Where to purchase traditional stuffing box/packing gland?

Greetings! My old bronze stuffing box needs replacement, and while I can find PSS shaft seals at every vendor, I am having trouble finding a traditional bronze shaft seal.

Whereabouts online can a quality stuffing box be purchased?
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Re: Where to purchase traditional stuffing box/packing gland?

If you are in the eastern US try Jamestown Distributors, good resource for boat building supplies. Also any good prop shop should have that.
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If you are in the eastern US try Jamestown Distributors, good resource for boat building supplies. Also any good prop shop should have that.
thanks! Found it there easy:

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Did you try Marine Supply on Riberia St.?
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Did you try Marine Supply on Riberia St.?
I avoid that place whenever possible. They don't have prices next to the products on the shelves for a good reason, haven't gotten anything there that wasn't a rip-off compared to what can be purchased online. I've actually found items that were cheaper at West Marine than Marine Supply!
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I avoid that place whenever possible. They don't have prices next to the products on the shelves for a good reason, haven't gotten anything there that wasn't a rip-off compared to what can be purchased online. I've actually found items that were cheaper at West Marine than Marine Supply!
Interesting. Things have certainly changed since I was there years ago.
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'jamestown distributers' carries the buck algonquin stuffing boxes, and packing...clyde
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I am glad you asked this question and started this threat...we were just talking about this yesterday after my husband crawled out of our 'engine room'. This is a big help. I should have thought of Jamestown-they are a good resource.
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Greetings! My old bronze stuffing box needs replacement, and while I can find PSS shaft seals at every vendor, I am having trouble finding a traditional bronze shaft seal.

Whereabouts online can a quality stuffing box be purchased?
Good luck, I made mine on the lathe.

You might want to enquire at a machineshop for a handmade one.
Bring your old one. You could be surprised at what price they could make one.
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Hamilton Marine has a good selection: Welcome To Hamilton Marine
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What size shaft and what size hose would you use? I have a used one I'll part with cheap- its for a 1" shaft.
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Re: Where to purchase traditional stuffing box/packing gland?

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Discount Marine Supplies offers quality boating supplies & marine supplies for boaters and sailboat owners. usually cheapest, fastest shipping, if they have it.
Welcome To Hamilton Marine Lots of stuff, have only bought online. Sometimes cheapest.
Quality marine products and boat parts Sometimes cheapest, has Buck Alg

Online shopping check the shipping before buying. Some like to draw you in with a cheap price and gouge you with shipping.
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