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Re: Other: Lubricating skeg cables?

I don't do skegs but if the cables are like motorcycle/bicycle cables you should get a motorcycle cable lube tool. They have a fitting that goes around the end of the disconnected cable. There is a port through which you squirt your lubricant. Cables actually have a large surface area and bends which cause friction. Use the lightest lube possible to cut down on friction and build-up.
Usually around ten dollars or so.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/4838/i/motion-pro-cable-luber

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