Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Furling Gear

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi John,
as one who has greased gearboxes, bearings and drive shafts and machinery all my life I confidently say that any quality grease in a cartridge (to fit a grease gun) for use in wheel bearings or universal joints will be completely satisfactory. You have a low speed gearbox with moderate loading. NAPA will have it, just ask them. Look carefully at your gear before you discard it, have the cogs worn to a sharp point? A while ago I descibed how I fitted grease nipples to the main outhaul and furler gearboxes and to the jib furler gear box. I will post some photos in the next few days. Keeping fresh grease in the boxes is the key to long life for the bearings and gears.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

--- On Thu, 5/5/11, John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

From: John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu Furling Gear
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, 5, May, 2011, 9:37 PM


The bronze gear wheel in my furling gear is badly worn almost certainly because I have been very bad at coming head to wind whist furling etc thus putting a heavy load on the gears. I am trying to get replacements but they want the details off the plate on the gearbox. There is no plate on mine. Can anyone help? I also will have a problem with the special grease that they specify as here in Malta I can only find it in one litre cans costing 190 euros and I think that I only need about 200 grams to fill both boxes.

Regards, John, SM 319

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