Where Credit is Due October 2012 Issue

Where Credit is Due: October 2012


We recently had a problem with a Groco ARG-100 bronze strainer. The original bronze screw on the top cap would not tighten. Groco (Gross Mechanical, www.groco.net) explained that the threads were worn down either from years of use or from galvanic corrosion. (The strainer is on a 1996 Beneteau 12-meter, and seems to be the original.)

We purchased a new Groco plastic top to replace the worn bronze version. It appears that the plastic top, which is much thicker and tightens down easily, also pushes down the handle of the plastic strainer basket inside, breaking the handle. After doing this to two new baskets, I called Groco’s chief technical expert.

He sent a new ARG-1000 out to us and only asked that we send back the old ARG-1000 so they could see exactly what was going on.

This is why as marine service professionals, we use Groco products everywhere we can. They not only make long-lasting products, they also stand behind their products, and offer outstanding customer service.


Jeffrey Schwartz


JSC Marine Services Division


Miami, Fa.


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