Expensive because it is water
proof... and it's a baot store! Use White lithium grease and you will be okay for a few years depending of the usage. Water wheel
bearing grease is very good too. I prefer pressurized lithium grease because you can spray it and rotate the winches at the same time. The solvent inside the grease will make it very liquid for about 30 seconds (the time it disolves into the air). This can assure you that grease penetrates everywhere it needs to go before it gets thick.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Your winches are composed of many moving parts
which can break down into two categories: Gears and Rachets
will be very happy to be cleaned out and lubricated using pressurized white lithium grease.
need to be oiled every year (usually 2 per winch).
DO NOT USE ANY GREASE ON THE RACHET COMPONENTS
. It will have a very negative effect were the moving parts
"stick" to the housing and do not release on time to lock down the motion. Grease is thick and slows down the "reaction" time of the rachet. The winch will miss latches
resulting on a no-hold reaction when you need it. Use "3 in 1" oil
that you can by in any hardware
Here is a picture of the rachet component (which are usually very small)
I do complete restoration
of winches / compass
... Let me know if you need a hand with your project