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    Did you know winches need to be maintained? It's true! Shocking, I know. WTB Comprehensive list of maintenance.

    Pro tip _ incontenance pads are great at absorbing solvents & not letting anything thru to the deck. Tape them down or put them inside your shallow bin. They do have an up side & a downside. And they are cheap
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    Did you know winches need to be maintained? It's true! Shocking, I know. WTB Comprehensive list of maintenance.

    Yes, and this was experimented with while still living in HI, where salt & heat were much higher. Not for racers, as it does slow down the free- wheel speed of the drum. Actually did watch a guy ladling white lithium grease (clearly marked on the drum) out of a 55 g drum into small metal...
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    Did you know winches need to be maintained? It's true! Shocking, I know. WTB Comprehensive list of maintenance.

    All winch grease IS lithium grease. At the low RPM's that winch gears operate at, any grease will work. Try using a much thicker grease, or a 'waterproof' grease. pawls MUST use a light oil!!!!
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