"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…"
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"