Re: Lubricants, Sealants, etc. & thanks to Bill Kinney

Mark Erdos

I have used Molykote on the water-maker to lube the seals for assembly. Good stuff!



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Galapagos


From: [] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2020 3:54 PM
To: Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lubricants, Sealants, etc. & thanks to Bill Kinney




Most of you know Bill Kinney. He is aboard SM #160 Harmonie with Karen Smith. He hasn't posted to the group lately, and I mentioned that to him recently. About a week ago, I ran into Bill and Karen when I went to dinner in Ft Lauderdale with mutual friends, Jeremie and Diane Mailloux, A54 #45 LEMA. I had a great time with this diverse group.


Anyway, to my point. Bill found something better than Trident Silicone grease, which I recommend for O rings, etc. Bill's find is made by DOW and is MOLYKOTE. It is very similar to Trident, except that it is much thicker and stickier. After recommending Trident for well over 10 years, I have switched my recommendation to MOLYKOTE. BTW, it is especially good for mounting an O Ring vertically like when working on a Jabsco "Not So Quiet" Macerator Pump. If you have owned an Amel with electric flush for longer than 6 months, you know what I mean!😀


I have included a page from my book on recommended Lubricants, Sealants, etc. Note the little Amazon "a." All, but one of these is available on Amazon.


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