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Greetings- I have a greaser fitted to my stuffing box. I used up the grease in the greaser and in the can that came with the old girl(the can was unreadable, and probably not the original container). I bought some marine waterproof grease to replace it, but it is much too thin. It oozes out of the box and spins around and off of the shaft to make a nice mess in the engine room. What is the thickest or most viscous waterproof grease that is available?
Thanks for any info,
Jim
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Have you tried water pump not water proof grease?

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Jim:

Two suggestions:
1. Consider a can of Lubriplate Marine-Lube A. It''s an all-purpose marine grease (such as water pumps) and is good stuff for all kinds of uses. They lost the market some years back so it may be a bit hard to find.
2. Lubriplate #130-AA GREASE which is sold by retailers like PYI for use in feathering props (e.g. Maxprop) and needs to hold up underwater. It''s less viscous than Marine-Lube A but might work for you.

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Thanks Bruce and Jack, now I know what to look for....
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Greetings Jack- Thanks for the tip on the greaser grease. I found out that Lubriplate now packages Marine-Lube-A as Multi-Lube-A. Same product, just a different name now.
Fair winds,
Jim
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