Good afternoon folks,
On my Sharki I have an original Amel furler (Bonfigliolli worm gear oil filled and motor). the seals are shot and leaking. I had a rigger come by and take down the furler; now it's horizontal.
I have exploded view diagram of the assembly, but no instructions on how to remove it from the jib stay, and foil.
I am wondering if anyone has those or could describe to me the process of dis-assembly and reassembly. I also read here about greasing the foil [I'm presuming the inside].
One of the changes I would to do is use grease instead of 90 weight gear oil on the worm gear. The leak has made a terrible mess on deck and furthermore it is a pain to keep it filled. I think once the seals are replaced I shan't have that problem anymore.
I'm also concurrently servicing the the boom and main mast electric furlers. I sent the electric motors to be re-wound and renewed. I'll be replacing the Bonfigliolli worm gears [according to them they more or less throw away parts once worn out]. Cost for Bonfigliollis are about $250 each (MV / VF models).
So any thoughts directions, pictures and the like would be greatly appreciated.