So, a real challenge here.
I recently acquired a boat
, it has a Yanmar
and a ZF V drive gearbox
completely obscures the stern gland, so much so that I even tried to identify it with a remote camera
wand and couldn’t get a good look at it.
The gearbox was replaced a year ago, and the stern gland was rebuilt and refitted. A couple of days ago I found the guys who did the job, they said they had never seen one like it before.
It has the usual hose attachment to the stern tube, with hose clamps, and the forward end doesn’t have thread or nuts, but it has two internal rubber shaft seals
, with grease between them and a remote
greasing tube with a grease nipple.
I have talked to a lot of boat
mechanics here in Oz, they all draw a blank with a remote grease attachment.
Now the story gets interesting, the boat was built with the usual Perkins
107 and Walter V drive arrangement common in the US. The Yanmar
was put in in Turkey
around 2006, so we presume this stern gland was sourced somewhere in Europe
Where better to ask than cruisers forum?
Does this ring any bells?
I am fortunate it was recently refurbed, but getting at it may involve dropping the gearbox out, so I am keen to take good care of it and find some manufacturers instructions if I can.