"You andI have a dripless stuffing box. The grease is applied in a ring on the shaft as close to the rubber bellows as possible about 1/4 inch wide.
When the boat is launched, you squeeze the bellows to get water coming out of the bellows…"
"I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly but to burp it when she has been out of the water I just give the rubber boot a good squeeze until it's leaking water.
To grease it , I add the recommended amount of grease to a McDonalds straw…"
I'm trying to figure out how to do some preventative maintenance on a few things before launching this season. Does anyone have advice for maintaining the stuffing box? In the kit we got from the dealer, I found some Volvo penta fett grease, but have no idea how to apply it or where it goes. How often? I saw on some forum you have to 'burp' it once it's in the water, but what does that mean?Attached is a picture of the rubber box. Thanks for any advice./ccSee More
"I have replaced the whole stripe on one side and a partial piece on the other. I bought it from Beneteau as well. Matched perfectly. I used a heat gun to remove the old stripe, a little tedious, but not too bad. When applying the new stripe, I …"
"I just ordered a roll of stripe material from the Beneteau parts system. A 150 foot (46 meter) roll of the narrow stripe was USD $50.23. They also have the wide stripe material in the system, which I think is what you are looking for, but are out of…"
I've dreamed of doing that for some time. How did you do the conversion? Did you have to replace the mast and boom? Or did you do some other retrofitting? If the latter, I assume your ditched the fuler inside the mast? So…"
Yeah, I realize that adding propane devices can get you into "hot water!" Sorry, couldn't help the joke. I decided that it was a low risk and low cost and gave it a try. Now I'm a believer. I…"
It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following:
a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes!
Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"