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Old 13-04-2024, 15:46   #1
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Grease for Stuffing Box?

Hi Everyone,

I have this 1968 Cheoy Lee 32 and it's got a little copper tube that runs to the base of the shaft and a small brass grease supply that you twist and it pushes grease into the stuffing box.

When I bought the boat, I had 2 tubes of the stuff and when I took it out yesterday, for the life of me, I couldn't find the grease and it drips a bit more than it should when running.

Does anyone have any idea what kind of grease that is?

Thanks,

-Dan
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Old 13-04-2024, 16:16   #2
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Re: Grease for Stuffing Box?

I had a similar fitting on my steering cables.
I bought these small cans of " teflon" grease, which I put in there in those grease fittings.
I used the same stuff for my packing gland on an older boat I had.
Never had any issues with using that product.

I just went online and there are dozens of options to choose from. Take your pick, most any would seem to do the trick.
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Old 13-04-2024, 18:16   #3
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Re: Grease for Stuffing Box?

It's kinda one of those things where you can "Do what you want".
I generally recommend a grease that's made for boat trailer axle bearings, but it ain't a big deal.
I would not recommend grease that contains graphite.
Graphite is so high on the nobility scale that most everything else becomes its anode.
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Old 15-04-2024, 11:02   #4
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Re: Grease for Stuffing Box?

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I had a similar fitting on my steering cables.
I bought these small cans of " teflon" grease, which I put in there in those grease fittings.
I used the same stuff for my packing gland on an older boat I had.
Never had any issues with using that product.

I just went online and there are dozens of options to choose from. Take your pick, most any would seem to do the trick.
Excellent. Thank you!
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Old 15-04-2024, 11:03   #5
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It's kinda one of those things where you can "Do what you want".
I generally recommend a grease that's made for boat trailer axle bearings, but it ain't a big deal.
I would not recommend grease that contains graphite.
Graphite is so high on the nobility scale that most everything else becomes its anode.

I had no idea about the graphite thing. I didn't even take that into account. Thanks for the heads-up
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