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Old 11-02-2009
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Need lubricant for windlass

I'm rebuilding my Muir windlass (manual) and Muir recommends Shell Alvania EPRO lub, which is a very heavy grease but I can't seem to find any in the Portland area. Is anyone familiar with this lub or recommend something else as a suitable substitute.

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Probably best to contact Muir:

Muir USA Office
5691 SW 8th Street, Plantation, Florida 33317, UNITED STATES
Telephone: +1-954-658-5748
Facsimile: +1-954-583-8258
Contact: Fred Mayer
E-mail: fred@muir.com.au
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Carl,

Lubriplate makes a marine grease that I use on winches. It comes recomended as well by the folks at MaxProp for their feathering propellers.

It is common at automotive stores. Here is a URL
Lubriplate Online Store - Detail

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I did contact Muir and they offered no help other than my previous posting. I did find out that the Shell Alvania is a lithium based extreme pressure grease and I think that the Lubriplate that you mentioned, Wayne, will do the trick. Thank you for your suggestion
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Carl,

In the event that you don't find the Lubriplate, West Marine also has a lithium based grease product formulated for winches and windlasses. I wouldn't be surprised if it is Lubriplate in a West wrapper.

Winch Grease from WEST MARINE

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