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Old 20-03-2012, 20:58   #1
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Spare parts storage

I have a bunch of wonderful spares now, having hy-graded my 2 volvo md-11's. How do y'all keep these pieces on board? I have pistons and rods, cylinder heads, a starter, an alternator, rebuilt injectors, an injection pump, etc. Oops, now i'm bragging! How can I keep these in good shape? Thanks!
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I have a bunch of wonderful spares now, having hy-graded my 2 volvo md-11's. How do y'all keep these pieces on board? I have pistons and rods, cylinder heads, a starter, an alternator, rebuilt injectors, an injection pump, etc. Oops, now i'm bragging! How can I keep these in good shape? Thanks!
Cosmolene, grease or vaseline coated, wrapped in wax paper stored in a dry vented box in a dry lazarette.

I have stored parts in sealed (tupperware) type containers and results have not been good due to temperature changes allowing "sweating" inside. You will need to periodically pull them out and check on them and maybe reecoat.
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Cosmolene
Got to get me some of that
Sounds perfect for the anchor windlass motor

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During World War II, U.S. Coast Artillerymen (serving the huge coastal artillery batteries) were known as "Cosmoliners" because they were tasked with the near constant cosmoline application ("greasing down") of the guns. The chemical was also used to coat weapons (including entire tanks) for long sea voyages, as it prevented rust even in salty conditions.
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Cosmoline | Rust Preventative and Spray Lubricant | Schafco
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Re: Spare parts storage

I store smaller spare parts in Vacuum bags and weld them shut. I know you can get bigger bags and suck a vacuum with a vacuum cleaner.
I coated all the metal bits with Lanolin before I packed them up.

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