i have a hyde streamstay one
furling system on my boat which is older than i am and until this weekend it has worked fine.i was told when i purchased the boat that the upper bearings were toast so i replaced them,on saturday i went to change sails from a 155% to a 140% so i can repair the 155 and when i tried to furl it in the forestay came apart.heres the only pic of the unit i could find as i dont have the original manual and no marine store seems to know anything about it.
Hyde Streamstay One
basically what happened is the lower bearings were so badly seized they caused the torque nut (#6) to loosen off and the bottom deck eye popped right out.to access the loose nut and replace the bearings i need to get the drum off and seperate the end (#7) from the bottom barrel housing(#3).
(btw-#7 doesnt seem to have a lip to prevent the drum from comming off upward).
keep in mind this unit's bottom end hasnt been off in over 20 years so corrosion is holding every thing in tight.
i have already removed the outer drum(#8),the cable/rope line,the bottom deck eye(#1) and the four drum retaining screws(#10).
my question is how does the drum come off to access the retaining set screws(#5) so i can unscrew #3 from #7.does the drum unscew,tapp off?
i just dont want to apply force to it and break it if im doing the wrong thing.
as far as i can get the drum off im fine with the rest.
any help,and i mean any will be greatly appreciated.
if the link doesnt work the diagram can be found at rigrite.com under furling systems,then click on hyde streamstay one,then click on parts breakdown.