Amel furler and forestay configuration
is a bit unusual, and most riggers
have never seen one. In our case when
the forestay was dry, we got a metal
to metal screeching sound when we
furled. We rebuilt the entire system
last summer, coated the fore stay with
super lube synthetic grease, and it is
now smooth and quiet. The superlube is
a nice product, as it is clear and
less messy than conventional
luck with the furler rebuild.
Can anyone tell me why the
jib forestay needs to be
greased? I took my forestay
down to rebuild the electric
motor and now I'm ready to put
it back up. Rigger and I
curious why greasing the
forestay is needed.
Also, Does anyone have a picture
and nomenclature of the jib
mouse assembly. I do not have
one and would to acquire for
flying both jibs downwind.
I searched the forum but have
not found anything substantive.
Sharki # 163