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    There is a downside to petroleum jelly as well, it melts and breaks down at under high loads and high revs.
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    Sorry but one downside of using some automatic transmission fluids is that are are excellent paint removers.
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    Roy mines a double Scotch ๐Ÿคฃ
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    I have tried many lubricants, some with success and some without.
    Have settled on Automotive ATF; cheap, no viscous drag and readily available.
    Must qualify this by advising all my models have oiler tubes and oil every time the boat is used.
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    My favorite shaft lube is petroleum jelly. It is insoluble in water and safe for human contact (also has a myriad of medicinal uses).

    Previously, I used oils and greases, including marine types, but found the petroleum jelly works great and not very messy.

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    THANKS to ALL for the invaluable responses
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    Hello Bill, I am almost teetotal except for G & T, I do enjoy the occasional one.

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    I have used Castrol Water Pump Grease since I was a youth. I have even run 12000 RPM plus I.C. Engines pushing coarse power props, never had an issue.
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    Roy.
    Try a Gin and Tonic itโ€™s much nicer !!
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    I have posted this formula many times, I make no claim for originality as that lies with Ron Dean of Deans Marine.

    Formula,

    One part each of WD40, vaseline, 3 in 1 oil.
    Mix it up and suck it up into the tube via some clear tubing. I can tell you now it does not taste very nice.

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