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Old 15-10-2013, 07:28   #31
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Re: Grease in bolt threads

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When I lived in Arizona, I saw the air temperature hit 122F. I didn't do the math, but I think that's pretty close to 45C. A piece of metal baking in the sun would surly be warmer than that.
Temperatures that hot may be one of the reasons Arizona is not a major cruising destination.
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Temperatures that hot may be one of the reasons Arizona is not a major cruising destination.
Oddly enough, I seem to remember reading that Arizona had one of the highest per capita rates of boat ownership in the US.

The girls on Lake Havasu seem to draw a pretty good crowd, especially around certain festive occasions. A few other noteworthy lakes also see regular use by boaters. That combined with lots of people looking to beat the heat, low cost of housing, & a generally high percentage of adults owning big ticket toys, probably contribute to that seemingly out-of-place statistic.
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Re: Grease in bolt threads

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Thanks everyone for the replies. i feel more comfortable using grease or oil. But perhaps the best way to go would be a locking compound as it would inhibit corrosion/galling and help keep everything together.

Thanks again.

Duncan
keep in mind grease is an electrical insulator. use a synthetic marine grease. Some grease has graphite and other ferrous components that can lead to corrosion.
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Old 16-10-2013, 05:07   #34
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Re: Grease in bolt threads

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keep in mind grease is an electrical insulator. use a synthetic marine grease. Some grease has graphite and other ferrous components that can lead to corrosion.
bfloyd4445, could explain more fully what you mean about the insulation properties? Why would I care that the grease is an electrical insulator when its between nut and bolt?

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