Adapted Stuffing Box Wrenches

Bill Hicks writes:

On Winsom #44 I do not have a stuffing box on the rudder post. the measurement on the shaft gland is 1 7/8" and the lock nut is 2".

photo of adapted stuffing box wrenches

I cut a 1 7/8" wrench in half and ground the open end to 2".

By using a screw driver in slots in the end of the wrench I can get leverage to loosen or tighten the lock nut.

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