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Subject: Re: Stern Gland thingy

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Date Posted: 17:28:58 25/06/2007 Mon
In reply to: Ian S 's message, "Re: Stern Gland thingy" on 21:52:05 22/06/2007 Fri

>>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.
Hi Paul, by all means get the grease from the dealers, as Ian says you will have no problem putting in the grease. However I have alway turned the greaser at the end of my journey, and if there was to be any leak through the packing it would be at the end of running, and the grease seals it. Andy

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