Re: Windlass cone lubrification yes or no?

Porter McRoberts

Dennis. See below. Don’t use the Corrosion X oil, use this instead if you want the thick lubricity of a grease and the corrosion protection of Corrosion X. It’s worked great for us. 

W. Porter McRoberts 

On Nov 6, 2022, at 12:52 PM, Denis Foster <deniswfoster@...> wrote:

Thanks I will start by applying some Corrosion X on one of the two cones to see if the slipping is not happening under medium load.


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Le 6 nov. 2022 à 18:34, Porter McRoberts via <portermcroberts@...> a écrit :

Corrosion X makes a nice grease for this application.
Porter McRoberts

On Nov 6, 2022, at 11:09 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Lofrans and Lewmar suggest grease. I suggest grease. You want the cones to slip under heavy loads or the key will bend and jam.

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

On Sun, Nov 6, 2022 at 9:32 AM Denis Foster <deniswfoster@...> wrote:

Hello Bill,

Do you advise putting some corrosion X on the friction cones of the windlass to get a good free fall? Or is it a bad idea leading to slipping in high load circumstances. 



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