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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 am 
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Hi folks,

Probably a silly question but I'm wondering if the mast stepper ball should have a layer of white grease applied. At first it sounded like a good idea to keep it spinning more freely. However, after further thought upon the fact that I always remove the mast after each time I sail, I think it would actually just collect blown sand and become more of an nasty abrasive than a benefit.

I'm going to go with, no grease, unless someone tells me it is required.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:52 am 
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I say no, for the exact reasons that you suggest. That, and I don't think that greasing it will improve performance in any way, and wear doesn't seem to be a big issue for most users. If it did wear, I'm sure it's quite inexpensive to replace.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:16 am 
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I use a dry lube.

http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkote/

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So, unlike oils, silicones, and waxes, it will never attract dirt, water and contaminants that eventually degrade lubrication performance.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:09 pm 
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NO GREASE


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