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johnukhenry

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Oiling Prop Shafts
« on: August 05, 2006, 05:37:42 AM »

Someone mentioned that some prop shafts need oiling and others don’t?

Anyone know if my 27’electric shafts need oiling at all and if so what kind of oil?

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Re: Oiling Prop Shafts
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 10:28:42 AM »

The discussion on prop shaft oiling seems to centre around the environmental issue of leaving an oil slick in the pond. The alternatives to oil, such as Vaseline or thick grease will not do this, but may cause drag. A compromise that has been suggested is chain-saw oil.

I think it's all down to circumstances and your conscience. Unless you are running at high revs, assembling your prop shaft with a smear of oil probably wont do much damage either way. If you are sailing on a dedicated concrete yachting pond, a slight slick of 3-in-1 is not going to affect much either.

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budlia

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Re: Oiling Prop Shafts
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 09:29:47 PM »

May i recommend "Super Lube" PTFE multi-purpose grease. I use it on all my prop shafts, ranging from i.c, fast electric and one steamer.

I give them a liberial smearing at the beginning of the season and its still there at the end of the season! and the shafts run smooth and silently with nothing nasty going in the water. Incredible stuff.
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Re: Oiling Prop Shafts
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 04:06:14 PM »

Pandan Models do a Robbe shaft lubricant on their web site which meets all the regs. Its under their adhesive, fillers, and specialist tools and products section and costs about £6.50 a tube. But it does last for ever.

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