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Subject: Stern Gland thingy

Paul Darbyshire
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Date Posted: 10:53:13 19/06/2007 Tue

I've had a Seamaster 25 (Sandpiper) for a few years now which has not been used very much and has just been fitted with a shiny new Nanni diesel engine and was recently moved from the River Great Ouse to Brundall Bay Marina on the River Yare. The first proper outing from it's new home on Sunday, down to Rockland Broad, generated a need for me to find out about the stern gland thingy. Mine had leaked, which didn't shook me (honest?!) and continued to leak when we were stationary. I turned the little brass nut on the very top of the arrangement and realised it was quite loose. A few turns later and I felt some resistance and the drips stopped. Is that job done?

I have just read Brian's Seamaster Owner's Guide and now appreaciate I should make this small adjustment regularly. Is that all I have to do?

What happens when I cannot turn it any more? Presumably, I need to add more grease? Will my boat sink when I unscrew this top nut fully? Do I just unscrew it, take it off and add grease then put it back on? What grease do I use? The Duckhams Admax C62 that Brian mentions in his guide seems to be difficult to locate on the internet, any ideas on an alternative?

As you can probably tell, I'm a new and nervous boat owner, so any help would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Stern Gland thingySteve harrison15:52:14 21/06/2007 Thu

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