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Old 10-05-2020, 11:39 AM
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I'm reading the Seastar maintenance manual and it says to use a "good quality marine grease". It got me to thinking, what's a good quality marine grease?

I've used different greases over the years but I'd like to settle on one good quality marine grease for all my needs, if that's possible. Things like all the grease fittings on my outboard motors, steering system grease fittings, trailer bearings, prop shafts, steering wheel shafts, etc.

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Old 10-05-2020, 12:20 PM
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Quicksilver 2-4-C has worked well for me over the years. I use it for everything on the boat with the exception of wheel bearings. I think it says that it can be used for bearings, but I use the high temp red in all of my bearing assemblies.
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Red n tacky or omc blue triple guard grease is a great waterproof grease!
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OMC triple guard, doesn't do everything but does an awful lot.
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I've been using the Wal-Mart brand marine grease for the last several years without an issue. I don't tow very far, but zero issues with using it. I'm sure there are better brands out there for serious applications, but this stuff has done the job for me.

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Old 10-05-2020, 01:10 PM
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Lucas Marine has been good to me. What you use is less important than how often you use it.
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I use only 2, BRP Triple Guard for general uses w/out a grease gun and their Extreme Pressure Wheel Bearing Grease for trailer bearings and any outboard engine zerks fittings.
https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Evinrude-Extreme-Pressure-Cartridge/dp/B00KY540WA/ref=asc_df_B00KY540WA/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312141533517&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6174616850347546829&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1015319&hvtargid=pla-567347907773&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=61941536837&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312141533517&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6174616850347546829&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1015319&hvtargid=pla-567347907773
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I've used Red n Tacky on everything over the years and have not had a problem.
On my old Ocean Runner I did have some grease harden in the steering linkage. Had to take out the zerk and torch it. I bought motor used and have no idea what previous owner used before.
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coming from someone who bought grease via the 40ft container. First make sure you read the label. I have one grease gun for my engine (warranty just ended) and one for the bearings. If the manual says to use their grease then do it. With grease most times you get what you pay for. I put 200 hours a year on my engine and I dont think I use a tube in a year. The ramp I trailer to is about 3 miles away which is about 2.5 miles more than it was for the past 4 years. So I dont use much bearing grease.


I dont like walmart brand, lucas, mobile (they changed the additive pack in the past few years)
CRC (sometimes labeled at sta-lube), royal purple are good
I really like the BRP grease. It can get stiff but its pretty good.
I bought some AMS grease, Im not sure who is making it for them, but it wasnt as good as I hoped.
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Green waterproof grease is supposed to be good. I notice some motor manufacturers specify a EP-2 waterproof grease. I think it’s high in lithium.
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I've been using Lucas, then on another exact same type of thread someone said Lucas was garbage but wouldn't come up with any reason why. IDK, people on here can give a lot of opinions based on what they have heard from the all knowing interwebz.

Unless someone has data to show why I would say go with a well known, reputable brand of marine grease of your choosing.
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I like the Superlube line , recommended for marine applications and wheel bearings impervious to salt water and mixes fine with other greases. Also dielectric and food grade.
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i have used the lucas blue marine grease for years no complaints or failures
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Originally Posted by Tiger51 View Post
Green waterproof grease is supposed to be good. I notice some motor manufacturers specify a EP-2 waterproof grease. I think it’s high in lithium.
color is just a dye
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Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
I've been using Lucas, then on another exact same type of thread someone said Lucas was garbage but wouldn't come up with any reason why. IDK, people on here can give a lot of opinions based on what they have heard from the all knowing interwebz.

Unless someone has data to show why I would say go with a well known, reputable brand of marine grease of your choosing.
there’s tons of data out there, but those companies like the one I worked for come up with tests where their grease is shown to be the best.
im not a expert but I’ve bought and used a lot of different brands, visited the factories. Guys on the line will tell you what brand is the best
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People often confuse water proof grease, bearing grease and marine grease, only true marine grease should be used on steering components, other types will fail, (go hard) not straight away, but they will, then it's hard work time, lots of heating and pulling to bits.
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Triple guard when done by hand, for everyrhing. Lubriplate 1242 for bearings, lithium based
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I like Belray
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I have used two for over thirty years, and they have always performed as well as I expected them to.

Yamaha blue marine grease and Amsoil synthetic waterproof marine grease.

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