As I get ready for testing several flex shaft lubricants, I thought I would share the ones that I have accumulated for testing.
Speak up if anyone has a special one they want thrown into the mix.
Even though this will not be a thorough scientific study, it will give me an idea on just which lubricants to continue using. I was switching around with a few different ones while prop testing and I believe it was complicating the results.
I plan on using one prop (for now) and using two sets of batteries, making two consecutive runs and recording the mph. I will attempt to test one lubricant each morning when the water is calm and no wind.
Here is the list: (thanks to those who have suggested some of the below)
Marine Wheel Bearing Grease (blue)
Grim Racer Speed Grease
Hob-E-Lube White Grease with Teflon
Hob-E-Lube Moly Grease
Tamiya Cera-Grease HG
Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease
Tri-Flow Synthetic Grease with Teflon
Lubriplate “Lube A”
Quantum Hot Sauce Reel Grease
Quantum Hot Sauce Reel Lube
STP (may thin this down)
Testing is still a few weeks away, so if you feel strongly about one, just say so.