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Old 30-07-2012, 05:45   #1
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An Alternative to Castor Oil!

I have a Clipper Echo sounder with an in-hull installation (sensor is within the hull in an oil filled tube).
To date I have always used castor oil as the medium between the transducer & the inside of the hull.
My oil is contaminated so I wish to replace it. Easy? No!
Apparently, castor oil has been declared dangerous to human constitutions & off limits so is no longer available so I would appreciate any advice on a suitable substitute oil linseed, olive etc.

All thoghts gratefully received.
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Old 30-07-2012, 07:19   #2
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Re: An Alternative to Castor Oil!

Mineral oil, but most manufactures recommend antifreeze.
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Re: An Alternative to Castor Oil!

Castor Oil has been declared dangerous to human constitutions?
Off topic a tad here, but I have heeled numerous skin problems (lipoma) and a broken leg with castor oil.
Not for internal use, but castor oil is one of the strongest medicines in the natural heeling world.
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Re: An Alternative to Castor Oil!

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Not for internal use, but castor oil is one of the strongest medicines in the natural heeling world.
That, pretty much, excludes use aboard multihulls. But then, I just look out the portlight in the head and watch the waves streaking past between the hulls. That really loosens things up.
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