Shoot, in the days of yore, every boatyard had a big drum of TALLOW ready for such an occassion.
Get 50 lbs of beef fat from the butcher, put in empty fairly clean barrel, suspend over fire and add a bit of H2O. Let melt and when all melted, let cool. The water will have evaporated and done its job of preventing the melting beef fat from burning and when cool scoop out the top layer in the barrel. Down at the bottom will be the bits of gristle,bone,gleck and dross left over and that you make into little balls and use for bait when fishing for Ling Cod or whatever.
That Tallow will last for 'donkeys years' and is the ticket for greasing ways, moving boat sleds, whatever. No smell, no fuss, no muss.
Cures baldness, genital herpes, athletes foot, halitosis, almost as good as Bag Balm for keeping hands from chapping in cold weather.
[ 12-03-2002, 12:44 AM: Message edited by: Dave Fleming ]
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