Bottlescrews and bedknobs

EASLOOP

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Nothing to do with beds of course. I have 9 bottlescrews on my sloop all for the standing rigging. However, the perishin' things keep seizing up if not used frequently. Can anybody recommend a slippery solution I can apply to the offending parts so I can avoid having to revert to the two screwdriver approach for adjusting tensions etc.

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With the anmounty of tension that will be in the shrouds, I think you will always need to revert to the screwdrivers approach. If you can use screwdrivers to turn them then they arent seized, so there you go, problem solved !!
 

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Thanks for input. I will look for the special oil.

As regards seizing, I guess that it is a relative term. If it takes a 6 foot lever to undo a nut is it seized? I would say yes if it cannot be undone using the tools designed for the job. In my case I have been told that the screws should be turnable by hand - therefor it must be seized. I am not an engineer though so it could all be gobbaldy gook. Probably spelt that wrong as well :)
 

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Noticed that B&Q are now stocking 3in1 professional range which includes copper which is what you want.IIRC £4.98.....should last ages though.
 

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I will give B&Q a try. If I am lucky I will find it in the store - our local B&Q is so big now you need a bicycle to get around.

P.S. How do you get those smiley faces into the text? /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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If I am lucky I will find it in the store - our local B&Q is so big now you need a bicycle to get around.

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I know the one. I've NEVER bought anything there, it's so big not even the staff know where things are.

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Richard.
 
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