Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Genoa fuling gear

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>

Hello Eric,
If you did not act on the advice to fit a grease nipple and another removable machine screw to let the old grease and metal waste escape when forced out by new grease then you ought to do so urgently before the bronze gear wheel finally wears out altogether. I did after I stood in the fore cabin and heard the horrible grinding noise whilst Anne furled. It vanished after I added new grease and thus forced out what little remained of the original grease. The same applies to the mainsail furlers.
                      Good luck,     Anne and John,  Bali Hai,  SM319,   Malta
Sent: Saturday, April 5, 2014 3:46 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: normal not normal? Grease below Jib furler.

Thanks Joel. 

This reminds me of when i owned land rovers and specifically my old 1967.  "When you didn't see any oil leaking from your land rover it meant that you were out of oil"

How difficult is it to take the furler itself apart and repack it.  There are lots of talk about putting Zerk Fittings

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