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Lube for Mast Sheeves

What is the best lube for mast sheaves? Have used sailcote, but would somthing else be better (last longer) like silicone or marine lithium grease? I get a lot of salt deposits on the mast so don't want a grease that would combine with salt and create a mess.
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Use soap. If you have too much water it will be washed away but also clean.
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I have never lubed a mast head sheave in 40 years and never had a problem with one wearing in any way. No salt that high up anyway.

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I have never lubed a mast head sheave in 40 years and never had a problem with one wearing in any way. No salt that high up anyway.
I do get salt deposits all the way to mast head- caused by salt spray from breaking waves next to boat harbor.
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Best lube is $100 and a nearby west marine...these are replace parts for me.

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