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Old 12-11-2010
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Rudder Post Grease

My rudder post has a screw on grease cap. The ones which are periodically tightened to keep the post well greased. Water pump grease is the recommend grease. It was more readily available in the early 80's, but now I can find only one vendor. What are good alternatives which folks are using? Or does anyone know of brand of water pump grease which is likely still to be sold locally?

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check with some of your local auto restorers that do model A and T vehicles they should have a supplier available or they may be willing to sell you some out of their stock.
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I've used Lubriplate 130-AA for years on the recommendation of my boat yard for rudder bearings, feathering prop and windlass. You can buy a case of 12 10 oz tubes on the internet for around $60 or you can buy one tube in a good marine store for aroung $15. You can also get a "gun" that the tube will screw into to pump the grease where you want it.
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