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Subject: Re: Seamaster 30 Stuffing Box Grease


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Ian S
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Date Posted: 09:21:01 30/10/2009 Fri
In reply to: Bob 's message, "Seamaster 30 Stuffing Box Grease" on 09:59:08 23/10/2009 Fri

The brass cap most likely holds a small amount of grease. The cap should be screw down each day when in use until resistance is felt. This pushes a small amount of grease into the stuffing box.

As the brass cap holds so little grease and is usually awkward to get to, it is usually replaced by a remote greaser, connected by a plastic tube. If you look on any online chandlers at "stern tube greaser" I think you will see what I mean.

Be careful connecting the plastic tube to the stern tube as you dont want it coming adrift and letting water in.

I use Duckhams Keenol grease. This was the standard grease for stern glands a few years ago but unfortunately is not made made. However, there are a number of other stern gland greases on the market. They seem to vary a lot in price. I cant recommend any particular make but if you go to any good chandlers, I am sure they will have something suitable.

Maybe other owners can say what they use.

Ian

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Re: Seamaster 30 Stuffing Box GreaseBob ward19:23:16 02/11/2009 Mon


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