Originally Posted by ryancorkrey
label is removed thus not allowing me to see who manufactured it thus not allowing me to see what maintenance is needed, if any. don't want bearings to seize! any ideas on common maintenance required
Not an easy answer without knowing the brand and when you get enough posts (10 I believe) to post a picture that would be a big help. For instance the last 2 furlers on my last 2 boats were Schaeffers (open drum with the line held in by 4 or 5 flat metal fingers) and they NEVER require grease - just wash out the salt. But..... my current boat has a Furlex (closed drum) which DOES require grease. And of course there are a few more flavors out there and chances are your Bristol because of age and make probably doesn't have either of the above.