Ken, I have no experience with the furler, but lots with frozen,rusted bolts and nuts. There is a product called 'Blaster' P B sold in auto supply stores. It's 10 to one better then wd40 or any thing else. Don't leave port without it!
John Moondog SM248
From: "coatsken" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu forestay removal
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 12:58:56 -0000
I have removed the main to paint and re rig on 1985 Maramu hull # 192.
All is apart except I am having difficulty getting the forestay out of
the furling tube. I have tied the base to a tree and have pulled on the
eye (top end) with a come-a-long up to about 800 pounds or so, (my
guess) and nothing has moved. Thinking corrosion in the tube blocking
the plastic (or nylon) spacers (the gadjets that keep the wire from
touching the inner tube wall) I have poured wd-40 and mineral spirits
down the tube. Still it won't budge. Has anyone got some experience
with this job. Maybe I am overlooking something simple
(or stupid). Need help as am afraid of hurting the furling tube and
compounding my problems.
We had hoped to sail to the Med this May/June, but will postpone until
next year as my time estimates on getting the boat ready have proven
to be somewhat naive.
Ken Coats & Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
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