twin engined mirage aft cabin stern glands

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twin engined mirage aft cabin stern glands

Postby vivelo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:51 am

My boat is a rare old mirage aft cabin. Ex showboat from Europe, she has twin diesels which and I've not seen another, so its a bit of a long shot, my stern gland is leaking, I'm going to repack it, but does anyone know an easier way to get to it other than removing the master switch control panel and the hot water tank. I may just be able to touch it with them out. (starboard side leaks, port side I can get too through the locker in the aft cabin)
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Re: twin engined mirage aft cabin stern glands

Postby vivelo » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Job done, the switch panel I swung to one side (covered the back so not to short anything, I didn't disconnect the batteries for the bilge pump, but only a little amount of water came which was disappointing with after all the prep work I did expecting a gush) , calorifier had to be disconnected from engine and water system. I could then move the calorifier to one side and I did some gymnastics to get in to pack it. I can understand why it hadn't been done recently when the old owner was very old.
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