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Okay Pat I miss understood If there’s Nothing caught in there than you probably do need to replace a bearing
On Jun 9, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Courtney, I assumed that the gearbox would have grease inside ,I know it would not be easy to open up,if it proves difficult ,I will just flush it out. However my problem is with the swivel part of the furling system,as it rotates it catches at some point and will not rotate without forcing it pass this point ,then rotates freely until catching again. I assume it must be a bad bearing or something inside causing a problem.
From: Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>
To: sailw32@... <sailw32@...>; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 9:21 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler
Hi Pat the Mizzen furler is not greased I would try rinsing with copious amounts of fresh water maybe even soap and water first and watch what comes out of the bottom drain hole this may take care of your problem before begining a larger project.
From: Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 8:19 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler
I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.