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post #5 of Old 08-03-2012
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Re: Roller Furler Repair

Have had the same problems you have stated ... here is what I did to cure them .... first I took down the sail so that I can get to the top swivel ... when I disassembled it there was a large amount of salt crystals in it, which is common. I used boiling water to clean the salt out and disolve it, then lubed it up very good. BTW the bearing were ok when I disassembled it.
So far no problrms scince then. My system is a hood system and has been on the boat scince 1980 ... with just a little minor maintenance they can last a long time ... now every 6 months I drop the sail and do the boiling water and lube the top swivle just to be good to it ...
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