Re: Lubrication of the Mechanism That Drives The Main Sail Furling Unit
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Grease is my friend! I would use grease.
I think the issue with oil is that if you get enough inside to lubricate both gears, the oil level is higher than the input shaft. I do not believe that the seal on the input shaft is designed to retain liquid. Look at the drawing below. If the oil level (RED) is as high as the shaft, I believe it will leak. If the oil level is lower than the bottom of the shaft, it will not leak, but it likely will not lubricate the gears.
I suggest grease, even though it is possible the manufacturer suggested a very thick oil.
It is possible that you might be able to change the size of the input shaft seal on get a good enough seal to retain oil. That will need someone to test.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 7:40 AM Craig & Katherine Briggs via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: