December 2012

Hey guys...I am a Canadian woman skipper circumnavigating with all woman crews.

I used to work for the Canadian Coast Guard as a Lightkeeper at Chatham Pt. When I left Campbell River to head west, I bought Ship-2-Shore Industrial and PLID ....I knew I wanted these aboard. For some
applications, I cannot think of anything else that comes even close.

My cockpit winches see a lot of salt and I service them regularly, but I have had trouble finding a grease that would do the trick. After the last cleaning in Darwin I tried three different lubricants to compare

We used Product A, Product B (purchased in Darwin) and Ship 2 Shore. 3 months later, in S. Africa I serviced the winches again.

Product A had left a gummy residue and was hardly lubricating and was no longer coating much of the gears, electrolysis was starting where salt water contacted the metals.

Product B had lost much of its volume, though there was still a film protecting the metals it also was becoming sticky and not lubricating well.

I would like you to know that when I pulled the housing off of the Ship 2 Shore lubricated winch it looked as it did the day that I serviced it last. It seems incredible. The lubricant did not appear to have been impacted by the crossing, which due to so much cross swell was quite wet.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your product.
I have also used Ship 2 Shore to protect my anchor chain.

I use PLID to stop corrosion at the stainless fittings to aluminum.

I am having trouble with a lot of fastenings which it appears were not isolated. If I apply it on a hot day it gets drawn into the joints and appears to stop the corrosion.

Thank you again for your beautiful products. You should be proud of your work.

Alice Woods

Hear what Alice has to say about Ship-2-Shore!
You may also find her blog, True Blue, of interest.

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