Lubricating heads? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 08-26-2007
Joesaila's Avatar
1977 Morgan OI 30
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Joesaila is on a distinguished road
Yes, its silicone grease. I appreciate the info about the corn oil causing 'more' odor. The vinegar makes sense, I've seen some thick rock hard scaling so I'll give it a try. Too bad there was'nt a lubrication port on the Y valve, accessing mine is really tough. When this one goes I will get the marelon or bronze. Thanks for the tips!
__________________
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 08-26-2007
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Joe...If you already have significant scaling in your hoses and valves, you may need to be more aggressive than vinegar. Muriatic acid pumped into the lines is the way to go. Then...once you are clear...you can use vinegar for maintenance.
Full procedure here:
http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/04.htm
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rescued sailor heads home - Daily Pilot NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-08-2007 04:15 PM
Canadian destroyer rescues 3 sailors in storm; heads for another ... - Canada.com NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-09-2006 08:15 PM
Clipper heads into storm (Jersey Insight) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-31-2006 03:15 AM
Sailing Heads to Nationals (The Harvard Crimson) NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-25-2006 04:15 AM
At sea. Clipper Round the World Race: Jersey Clipper heads back to sea @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-18-2006 04:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012