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Re: Barient 17 Service Question

Originally Posted by cktalons View Post
I'm so glad I found this thread. I need to grease my Barient 24 ST winches before I go out on my next sail, and it looks like plenty of retailers offer Gunk White Lithium grease, but it comes in a few types. Which type have you used to service your winches? This is my first time ever, ever, ever in my life to work on a sailboat winch, and I don't want to screw it up!
It's called Gunk general purpose white lithium grease for home, shop & marine. It comes in a plastic cup like a sour cream cup.

If you aren't sure it's the right type, pop the cap off and see if it's a yellowy cream colour and has a texture about like stiff yogurt.

P.S. Only do one winch at a time so if you get confused or forget how it goes back together, you have the other as a reference.

P.P.S. There is an older thread "winches useful life" that had a lot of good info on winch maintenance. It was last December.
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