Maintenance question: pedestal lubrication
I would like to lubricate the chain that I understand runs inside the pedestal of my wheel steering system. The pedestal was apparently made by Yacht Specialties, who are no longer in business. It has a compass mounted on top.
I am hoping that if I carefully remove the screws holding the compass on top of the pedestal and remove the compass, I'll see the chain running on a small gear. Am I right, or is there more to this than I think.
Any comments or advice would be welcome.
ps. I am referring to the pedestal in the cockpit, to which the steering wheel is attached, not to any of the steering mechanism below the cockpit--ie. cables, quadrant, etc.