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Re: Are These Winches Salvageable?
I've been using white lithium for 30 years and never had it wash out - I've tried everything and it is the best. The cup of Gunk brand I currently have states "boat winches" right on the side. It takes detergent to clean my hands after using it.
If you use oil for anything you need to strip regularly but white lithium will last several seasons at least (I usually strip them once a year but have gone to 3 years).
Spend $5 for a cup and do a winch the way I described - including the pawls and ratchet teeth. They will be so smooth, free & quiet I bet you never go back to anything else
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.