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Subject: Re: Stern Gland thingy

Ian S
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Date Posted: 21:52:05 22/06/2007 Fri
In reply to: Steve harrison 's message, "Re: Stern Gland thingy" on 15:52:14 21/06/2007 Thu

>Hi Paul, You've got it more or less right. First of
>all though, the boat won't sink when you unscrew the
>greaser on the stern gland. Get yourself some grease
>(Peachments in Brundall will stock it), unscrew the
>cap and pack it with grease. Screw the cap back on and
>turn it until you feel resistance. Continue to turn
>the cap as this forces grease into the gland. usually
>you will see some of the grease start to emerge
>between the gland nut and the prop shaft. When this
>happens, that's it, job done. What I normally do is to
>give the cap a few turns before setting off each time,
>then periodically refill the cap. Hope this helps,

Agree with Steve, but would just add that a remote greaser, connected to the stern gland by plastic pipe, is often more convenient to use and holds more grease.


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