Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
I've never had to lube a block, just wash in warm soapy
fresh-water, once in a while.
To tell the truth, I've never noticed any improvement in
operation (rolling resistance), after washing - not even on
a ratchet-block (though I may have missed it).
I wouldn't think that you'd want to get any lube on the
sheeves or cheeks, where it could foul a line.
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"