27fc prop shaft stuffing

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Thu May 23, 2019 8:40 pm

i'm thinking about installing an access hatch in deck above the prop shaft stuffing box. Thinking in the 8x12'' range.Any thoughts? will it be a weak spot? Has anyone done this? Thx,Matt

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Thu May 23, 2019 9:26 pm

hi...I have a 27FC and it already has a hatch..seems like it was built when the boat was manufactured (drop flush with the deck and into a glassed ledge.) It sits half under the steps (they pull out to get the panel off). gives access to stuffing box and a place to drop in a bilge pump when necessary. That said the answer (from me only) is that it is not going to cause a problem if you use reasonable care ..keeping debris out of bilge pump,,good attachment for the lips that will hold it etc

Surprised to hear they are not standard
1989 Albin 27 FC w/ Isuzu 157 hp, Ford 6.0 Diesel, giant trailer
6th, and most favorite boat yet
Cruising: Columbia River Portland to Bar, San Juans, Gulf Islands,
Desolation Sound, Sunshine Coast, Broughton Islands

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Wed May 29, 2019 1:45 pm

1989 Albin 27 FC w/ Isuzu 157 hp, Ford 6.0 Diesel, giant trailer
6th, and most favorite boat yet
Cruising: Columbia River Portland to Bar, San Juans, Gulf Islands,
Desolation Sound, Sunshine Coast, Broughton Islands
Coolchange,

A bit off topic, but do you have any cruise plans for this summer? We're doing the San Juans & Gulf Islands, late June through early to mid August, and will be passing through Portland & Eugene on the road trip home. Here's an idea: the BC Albineers are holding a rendezvous in Ladysmith on the weekend of July 11th & 12th. Blaine harbor has free long term truck/trailer parking at the ramp. That's a 300 mile day's drive for you.
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