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    Default Flex shaft oiling?

    I'm a 1st time builder, building an ML Boatworks 1/8 scale unlimited hydroplane. What lubrication is used for the flex shafts on FE boats? I will be running a SSS 5694 800KV motor with 1/4 inch flex shaft, about 30 inches long. Stuffing box has only one bend.
    Last edited by DanS1; 04-15-2019 at 02:35 PM.

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    For the 5694 i run with 1/4 drive flex...i use either a marine green grease or a good chain saw bar lube...I'm sure others will chime in....

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    Thanks very much - I think I'll use the green grease.

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    I have been using a combination of Lucas marine grease and Duralube. Grease the shaft, install and add a few drips of the oil to the top of stuffing tube by motor. Since you’re building a decent size boat you could install a tbar type Oiler with reservoir. This is what the gas guys do

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    Quote Originally Posted by srislash View Post
    I have been using a combination of Lucas marine grease and Duralube. Grease the shaft, install and add a few drips of the oil to the top of stuffing tube by motor.
    Which Duralube product? I've been meaning to try a thinner mixture than just grease on my saw boats this summer
    Vac-U-Tug Jr (13mph)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Which Duralube product? I've been meaning to try a thinner mixture than just grease on my saw boats this summer

    Damn Ryan, I am sorry. I saw this the other day and took a pic of the product and just never got around to posting it. Here ya go

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    Traitement De Moteur, I should have known... Thanks!
    Vac-U-Tug Jr (13mph)

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