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emandvee44

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From an earlier post - I printed the book and have read half of it. I thought I knew a lot about yachts, rigging, maintenance etc., but now I know a lot more.
There are so many useful tips that I thoroughly recommend everyone to read it.

Meanwhile can anyone tell me where I can buy 'anhydrous
lanolin´ ? (recommended lubricant for turnbuckles, hatch slides, sail slides etc., apparently lasts for ages - or is there a better more modern product? )

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Michael.
 

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Google anhydrous lanolin and there is a place that sells 'health foods' (I think) that sell it, which is where I got mine but I can't remember the name. Chemists no longer sell it. Or buy LANACOTE which is the product sold in chandleries for the same purposr.
Found it - G Baldwin & Co. 171-172 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RW Tel 020 7703 5550 but mines very old and not sure if they are still around.
 

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What Book? Sounds like Brion Toss, Riggers Apprentice?

Can this, or any other book on rigging be down loaded?

I am rebuilding the rig on Talisman, out 1890 Gaff Schooner and any help is welcome.

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As a second thought Lanolin can be bought from almost any chemist. Used for preventing nappy rash.
Used it for three years on Talsiman, fantastiuc stuff.

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Any local chemist will be able to supply, although you may have to order it.
It is used as a base in many cosmetics and unctions but chemists no longer make their own in-house.
 
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