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Hard grease? Like oilzum?

Hi folks -
I'm looking for a product for my non-computerized father - who says that he used to use a product called Oilzum - which we called hard grease 30 years ago. He says was originally for water pumps. It's quite stiff and we use it to grease running rigging (blocks and travelers) in an old style Friendship Sloop.

The newer ones you can buy in the hardware stores now are not as stiff as we'd like and come off in the weather.

Any suggestions? Please reply direct to me by email if you've got a good lead.

Thanks very much

Roger S. Duncan
Bath, Maine
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I use a lanolin-based lubricant, Forespar Lanocote, on our turnbuckles and on the backstay adjuster (which is more-or-less a turnbuckle with a wheel on it). It's pretty stiff. I apply it with a rag--working it into the threads. It's relatively weather-proof. I got it at West Marine. Here's their web page on it: FORESPAR Lanocote Corrosion Inhibitor

Warning: It's kind of... odoriferous

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