[Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox


Steve Leeds
 

Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.



Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox








I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.



Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan




















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Fisher, Thomas W.
 

Steve, Alan,

Great timing for these posts. I am in the process refitting a Sharki and currently have the furling gear box in pieces in my basement. Thank you for the tip on the gear oil. Another question? The electric furling motor has been working fine But I would like to buy a spare. The problem is the current motor has no makings left on it to be able to track down a replacement. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Tom Fisher

Yacht, SHEILA

Sharki #142

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Steve Leeds
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 21:48
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox





Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.

Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp <http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/> 2.net/l/e/leedss/

----- Original Message ----

From: svcharisma < svcharisma@yahoo. <mailto:svcharisma%40yahoo.com> com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.

Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan

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Steve Leeds
 

Hi Tom,
No, there are no markings on mine either. It probably wouldn't help anyway as mine is a prototype furler, similar to the one on the Maramu. The newer Sharki's have a smaller furler. Fortunately, the motor is pretty robust and can usually be rebuilt.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki #121
Fort Lauderdale
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

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From: "Fisher, Thomas W." <fishert@kgh.kari.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 11:20:15 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Steve, Alan,

Great timing for these posts. I am in the process refitting a Sharki and currently have the furling gear box in pieces in my basement. Thank you for the tip on the gear oil. Another question? The electric furling motor has been working fine But I would like to buy a spare. The problem is the current motor has no makings left on it to be able to track down a replacement. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Tom Fisher

Yacht, SHEILA

Sharki #142

Kingston, Ontario, Canada


-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Steve Leeds
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 21:48
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.

Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator' s Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp <http://bellsouthpwp 2.net/l/e/ leedss/> 2.net/l/e/leedss/

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From: svcharisma < svcharisma@yahoo. <mailto:svcharisma% 40yahoo.com> com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com> yahoogroups. com

Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.

Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan

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