Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Marathon, Florida
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Re: Gear shift cable lubrcation
Last year my shift cable was starting to feel a little notchy/sticky when I hauled out.
I disconnected the transmission end and opened up the binnacle for access to the shifter end and gave it a liberal shot of WD40. Then I worked the cable back forth, gave it another shot, etc. until it felt smooth again.
Total cost - a little bit of time hanging out on the boat puttering and listening to music.
Access inside the pedestal can be tricky so take your time...
“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau