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post #4 of Old 07-10-2007
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I ignored the compass part as I will have to "swing" the compass anyway.
The oiling of the chain and cables is pretty universal, unless otherwise specified, and it isn't. Put rags or a large disposable turkey roaster under the pedestal to catch the oil that will run down the chain as you lube it from the top, then wipe it with clean rag to remove the excess oil.
Only part I haven't discovered, or asked about yet, is how to regrease the two bearings. There is one screw aft and one foreward, I suspect they are retaining screws for the spindle, and may also be lube points.
Maybe someone here can fill us in on that? I'm sure there are still lots of Yacht Specialty units around that people have worked on.
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