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Old 28-03-2012, 06:06   #1
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Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

For 20 yrs I have used Lubriplate grease (which I have to order in my area) in my max prop. I am looking for another grease that is more durable or less prone to wasking out. I am lucky to get a season out of the prop before I have to re-grease. I have the zerks but it is still a bit of a pain. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

I've had good luck with the Lubriplate which I've used for the past 25 years. I don't have the zerk fittings so it is a pain to disassemble the prop, however I go some 3 years between haul outs and the grease has not washed out during that time. FWIW
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I've had good luck with the Lubriplate which I've used for the past 25 years. I don't have the zerk fittings so it is a pain to disassemble the prop, however I go some 3 years between haul outs and the grease has not washed out during that time. FWIW
Lance thank you for the reply. I was hoping to find something in the auto stores that would suffice. We do sail and motor a good amount...maybe 2000 miles/ yr. Maybe thats just asking too much of the lube, to have it stay in that long/distance....
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

Try Walmart > Super-Tech-Marine-Grease

Super Tech Marine Grease is a state-of-the-art lithium complex grease. This tacky grease resists water washout even under the most severe saltwater conditions. It offers superior protection against rust, corrosion, and oxidation.



Super Tech Marine Grease, 14 oz:
  • Premium multi-purpose marine grease
  • Melting point of 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Can be used for wheel bearings
  • Made in the USA
Walmart.com: Super Tech Marine Grease, 14 oz: Automotive
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Old 28-03-2012, 12:13   #5
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

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Have you used in in Max prop applications?
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

Dynamo1181

I do not use it in a Max prop applications, But I do use it for my Volvo Penta Folding Props. Its the guwee stuff on the gears in the middle.
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Old 28-03-2012, 13:32   #7
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL500_AA300

The stickyest most durable grease I have found is Evinrude/Johnson triple guard.

Sorry I don't have any max prop experience.

I just know how tenacious it is.



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I use the little box with the mountain in it. I use the manage attachments.
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Lubriplate 130-AA as per PYI.
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

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For 20 yrs I have used Lubriplate grease (which I have to order in my area) in my max prop. I am looking for another grease that is more durable or less prone to wasking out. I am lucky to get a season out of the prop before I have to re-grease.
Then you are using the wrong grease or have some other issue. Lubriplate-AA will stay in a properly assembled Max Prop for years. I have pulled apart 10-year-old props still packed with it.
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Re: Max Prop - What Grease Do You Use?

I would not experiment with another grease given the replacement cost of the prop. As fstbttoms mentioned, the grease usually doesn't wash out. I used to have a boat with a Max-Prop and loved it. I'd have one on our current boat if I had the cash to throw at it.
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