Originally Posted by Sailmonkey
If youíve got saltwater inside of the throttle/shift control, your boat has sunk. At this point the nobility of the grease no longer matters.
No Sailmonkey, Your flip comment is untrue. For any vessel sailing on the ocean in occasional heavy weather
it is common to get water
across the deck
and into the cockpit
. Those cockpit
drains are not for rain!
If you'll notice the location of the OP's control box
, it is close to the cockpit floor on a aft sidewall with no protection from splashes.
I don't know about "nobility" of Lithium grease but I do know that packing the control box
with grease is needed to keep water
out, and from coming into the interior
of the boat.
Sailing is a sport, an athletic activity, not a sedentary one.
Fred Roswold-Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mexico