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Cutrirm
06-27-2011, 05:08 PM
All, I recently re-packed my drive shaft nut and I was having issues finding the tools to tighten the packing nut and jam nut. My 2005 Mobius LSV the packing nut is 1-15/16" & the jam nut is 1-13/16. My choices were to buy two new wrenches @ $60-$80 a piece and cut them to fit in the hull so I could adjust and tighten them on the water. I ended up getting some custom wrenches made out of 1/4" plate steel, they arenít too fancy but they work great and were only $80 for the pair. If there is anyone is interested in getting copies of mine made or need a different sized pair made let me know. I can have them made and shipped within a week or two. I will post pictures of the actual wrenches later this evening.

cgriebs
07-10-2011, 10:27 PM
Nice piece. I like your idea.

I am currently using one of the custom aluminum flat wrench (blue anodized), from SKIDM or somewhere. I also bought a plumbing wrench from Sears for the thin nut, as I couldn't find another in the correct sizing for the thin side of the coupler.

mdm
09-14-2013, 02:41 PM
Ummh, I just registered to be able to see the pics of the wrenches, but now it just says Attached Thumbnails and is not clickable. :(

rsinger
09-14-2013, 06:23 PM
. I ended up getting some custom wrenches made out of 1/4" plate steel, they arenít too fancy but they work great and were only $80 for the pair.

Nice. I've got a bunch of 1/4" in my garage and was wondering what to do with the leftovers. Great, another project.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/plate_steel_zpsf15a3e59.jpg (http://s1203.photobucket.com/user/rsingerwpg/media/plate_steel_zpsf15a3e59.jpg.html)

I think I can make a few wrenches with that. It's 4 x 4 feet.



I can't see the picture either. How long are they? I know it's a tight fit down there.

cab13367
09-16-2013, 08:21 PM
I use an adjustable sink wrench (see below) and channel locks.

http://www.amazon.com/LDR-511-1210-Wrench-1-Inch/dp/B000I1EB0Q/ref=sr_1_7?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1379373530&sr=1-7&keywords=sink+wrench

http://www.goodmart.com/images/prodimages/mannix/190.jpg

http://www.transcat.com/images/Photos/430CL.jpg

Wax
09-16-2013, 09:00 PM
That adjustable sink wrench is money! I've gotta get one, Amazon here I come!

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cab13367
09-17-2013, 12:59 AM
You can also find them in local hardware stores.

Ian Brantford
09-17-2013, 09:52 AM
I got this jumbo wrench set at the end of last season. I plan to cut the 2" and 1-7/8" ones for use on the prop shaft.

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-sae-jumbo-combination-wrench-set-925.html