Originally Posted by steve77
Thanks, everyone. I DID ask the question with a straight face, and was wondering what type of responses I would get. That's why I posted a photo
to remove ambiguity...
The owner of the boat next door voted for WD-40.
WD-40 is not a lubricant. Its carrier will evaporate, leaving a sticky goo behind.
I have the identical pole end as you. I also worked with one for many years racing
a Heritage One-Ton. Never applied anything to any part of it. Make sure the parts
are clean & polished smooth - that's all. Bicycle guys will sell you a dry chain lube designed to prevent the attraction of dirt (by oil). Try this if you need something. I would use no 'wet' lubricants.