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PTFE a four letter acronym, a must have on your boat.

Most things on a boat are designed NOT to be lubricated, Torlon and Delrin bearings for instance just want a bath in fresh water from time to time.

Putting lube near them will at best stain your deck and at worse attract salt and create a grinding paste for your expensive blocks to bath in.

But sometimes you need a lube, most pivots on a boom for instance, or the sliders on your mast track.

For these, go straight to the four letter word, err acronym, (see below for the geeks). Its dry, not sticky, won’t stain your gelcoat and won’t wash off (all over your gelcoat). It also supports high load lubrication.

Every boat should have some PTFE for sure

PTFE stands forĀ PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene with an enormous number of applications. PolyTetraFluoroEthylene is the chemical term for the polymer (C2F4)n.

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