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Rudder stuffing box packing replacement

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by Gep, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    1965 37' Roamer. anybody know what size packing I need? The existing packing is so far gone it's hard to tell what size I need.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Mike
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Measure the gap between the rudder post and the housing and that's the size you need.
  3. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    Thanks!
  4. Capt J

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    You can use a drill bit to stick between them to determine size.
  5. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    I have another question.
    My rudders have keyways. One of the inserts (bushings?)is missing for the port rudder. Does anyone know where to find these?
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  6. trusert

    trusert New Member

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    They are called woodruff keys and should be available at hardware or industrial supply stores. The ends may have to be trimmed by grinding to match.