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Old 09-11-2019, 04:44 PM
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Food Grade Grease?

Anyone used food grade grease on their boat? My rudder has a little play and I am going to repack the grease, but only have food grade at home. Anyone used it? See an issue with it???
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Go buy the right grease?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 PM
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Food grade grease should be fine.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:58 AM
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Anyone used food grade grease on their boat? My rudder has a little play and I am going to repack the grease, but only have food grade at home. Anyone used it? See an issue with it???
TIA
All of the MC rudders and housings have some play in them.

If you pack it with too much grease the steering will get tight as the grease hardens up. IF your rudder housing has a zerk fitting on it you can grease it that way. Remember, just like older grease fittings on buddy bearings, you're not looking to squeeze so much grease in there that it comes gushing out the ends.

I also agree with Aric, get some good quality marine grease. Especially if you have to pull the rudder to do the job. There is a difference in marine grease over standard automotive or food grade grease. Food grade grease WILL wash away much more quickly then marine grease which has additives to prevent this.

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Old 09-12-2019, 11:16 AM
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Marine grease is like $6 at lowes, I'd use it. Bought an entire 14oz (smallest they had) and used maybe 3/100ths of it when I did a prop swap last year. It might as well still be full lol
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Fish prefer the food grade.
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